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Pele HaBrea: the records that Messi can break in the World Cup final - voila! FIFA World Cup

2022-12-16T08:30:10.014Z


Leo Messi is one goal and an assist away from breaking two of Pele's World Cup records, but there are also two records he is sure to break, leaving Matheus and Maldini behind


The players of the Argentina national team celebrate qualifying for the World Cup final after a 0:3 victory over Croatia (Instagram)

On Sunday at exactly 17:00 Israel time, Lionel Messi will face his last career match in the World Cup and hope to correct the injustice of 2014, lead Argentina to a third World Cup victory and achieve the last and only title he did not achieve and the greatest of all.

But even if Argentina does not beat France in the first major final, Messi will break and equal several records in this game.

We have compiled for you all the records that Messi may break and equal in the World Cups and those that he has already broken.



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* No player has made more World Cup appearances than Messi.

He equaled Luther Matthews with 25 and will break the record in the finals.



* Messi is second all-time in the number of minutes in World Cups (2,194).

He will overtake Paolo Maldini (2,217 minutes) if he plays more than 23 minutes in the final of course.



* Messi has already broken the record of appearances as a captain in World Cups (18).

He overtook the Mexican Rafa Marquez (17) and the legendary Diego Maradona (16).



* Messi is second with 16 World Cup victories.

He will equal Klose (17) if France beat Argentina in the final.



* A record that Messi probably won't break is the number of goals in the World Cup.

He is currently sixth with 11 goals along with Jurgen Klinsmann and Sandor Koscic.

Those ahead of him are Pele (12), Just Fontaine (13), Gerd Müller (14), Ronaldo (15) and Miroslav Klose the star (16).



* Messi is one goal away from a penalty and also one assist to equal him as the leader in assists in the World Cups.

The Brazilian has 10, Messi 9.

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Will break Matthews' appearances record and possibly also Klinsmann's number of goals in World Cups (Photo: GettyImages, Bongarts)

* Messi is the only player with at least one assist in five World Cups.



* Messi won the most man of the match titles in the World Cup (9), he is ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (7) and Arjen Robben (6).

He also equaled Wesley Sneijder by being named player of the match four times in the same tournament.

The Dutchman did it in 2010.



* If Messi succeeds in beating Mbappe and is selected as the tournament's outstanding player, he will be the first to do so twice in the World Cup (he was also selected as the outstanding player in 2014).



* Messi is the first player in the history of the World Cup to score and assist in four different tournaments.

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