The Captain of the Argentine national team, Lionel Messi has continued to write his name in the history of football for both club and country.
Messi broke the long-standing record that was held by Argentina's legend, Diego Maradona for the most appearances at the FIFA World Cup by am Argentine. The Paris-Saint Germain forward player achieved this feat in the group game against Mexico at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
This game against Mexico is Messi's 21st World Cup game equalling the same number as Maradona. Messi played in Germany in 2006 (3 games), South Africa in 2010 (5), Brazil in 2014 (7), and Russia in 2018 (4) before traveling to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Germany’s Lothar Matthäus holds the worldwide record with 25 games at World Cups, his last being in 1998. If Argentina makes it to the final of the World Cup and he stays fit throughout the competition then he will be the first player with the highest number of appearances.