5 records that Lionel Messi can break in FIFA WC 2022

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1) Participation in most World Cups

Only four footballers have so far participated in five World Cups - Mexico's Antonio Carbajal, Rafael Márquez, Germany's Lothar Matthaus, and Italy's Gianluigi Buffon

1) Participation in most World Cups

Messi has been in four World Cups to date, and when he takes the field on November 22 to play Saudi Arabia, he will join this league of extraordinary footballers to have featured in 5 World Cups.

Most matches played for Argentina in World Cups

Diego Maradona holds the record for the most matches played for Argentina in WC. Having played 21 games for his nation, Maradona produced some unforgettable moments for La Albiceleste

Most matches played for Argentina in World Cups

Messi has made 19 appearances for his country on the world stage and is expected to surpass Maradona's record during the 2022 edition in Qatar.

Most minutes played in World Cups

Italian legend Paulo Maldini has made 23 appearances for his country in the World Cup and has played for a record 2,217 minutes

Most minutes played in World Cups

Messi has played 1624 mins for Argentina in WC and to break Maldini's record, Messi will have to play every minute with a team that reaches the semifinals and then plays the finals

Most assists in World Cups

Argentine great Diego Maradona holds the record for most World Cup assists with eight assists

Most assists in World Cups

Messi has six assists to his name. The Argentina captain has an excellent opportunity of breaking this record in Qatar by picking up three more assists.

Most Golden Ball wins in World Cups

No player in FIFA WC history has clinched the Golden Ball twice. Messi bagged the honour in the 2014 edition of the showpiece event and will look to attain this trophy once again 2022 FIFA WC