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Messi's numbers with the Argentina team: games, goals, titles


Lionel Messi continues to dazzle with the Argentina team. Below, we present the star's historical numbers with the albiceleste.

How does Argentina reach the final of the World Cup in Qatar 2022?


(CNN Spanish) --

Soccer star Lionel Messi is in great shape with the Argentina team.

And proof of this is his performance at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The Argentine star has played in all five World Cup matches in Qatar and has scored 6 goals, including the one scored in the final against France, and made three assists.

Add 97 goals with the Argentina team.

In addition, he surpassed Gabriel Batistuta as the top Argentine scorer in World Cups, with 12 goals.

He is the active player with the most goals and assists (8) in World Cups.

He tied Diego Armando Maradona in assists as the players with the most assists in the World Cup.

Qatar 2022 has been Messi's World Cup.


In the semifinal against Croatia, Messi surpassed the record for Argentine goalscorer in World Cups and equaled the record for most assists by an Argentine in World Cups (with Maradona).

In the final against France, he extended that record (12 goals) and surpassed the record for the player with the most appearances in World Cups (26).

Of course: his leadership goes beyond numbers: he is a benchmark not only on the pitch, but for an entire era.

Data of Lionel Messi with Argentina

Debut with the senior team:

August 17, 2005, when Messi was 18 years old, according to the specialized Transfermarkt site.

Number of matches since then to date:


60 in World Cup qualifiers, 51 friendlies, 34 in Copa América, 25 in World Cups and one in the Conmebol-UEFA Champions Cup (Finalissima).


with those scored in the World Cup in Qatar, Messi reached 97 goals with Argentina.

Goals in World Cups:


Assists in World Cups:


Competitions in which he has scored:

Messi accumulates more goals in international friendlies, with a total of 44;

later, the Conmebol qualifiers follow, with 28 scores;

later, he has 13 goals in the Copa América;

and in World Cups he has 10 goals.


World Cup with Argentina under 20 (2005), Olympic gold medal (2008), Copa América (2021) and the "Finalissima" (2022).

World Cup matches:

26. He has just surpassed Lothar Matthäus's record, in five World Cups.

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Source: cnnespanol

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