10 huge records Lionel Messi has broken in 2022 FIFA Worldcup

Messi is now the top-scorer (male) for Argentina in World Cups, moving past Gabriel Batistuta's record of 10 goals, after notching his 11th career World Cup goal against Croatia

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35-year-old Lionel Messi is the oldest man to score five goals in a single FIFA World Cup campaign.

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Messi scored his sixteenth goal for Argentina in 2022, the most he's achieved in any calendar year for his nation.

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Messi is the first male player ever to score and assist in three different games of a single World Cup edition since 1966

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With his 9th overall assist, Messi surpassed Maradona's tally of eight assists and became the leading assist-provider in the WC for Argentina.

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With his incredible assist to help Julian Alvarez score his second goal of the night, Messi surpassed Diego Maradona in a major record book.

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Lionel Messi made his 25th World Cup appearance against Croatia, tying German legend Lothar Matthäus for the most World Cup appearances by a male player.

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He will surpass him if he features in the final on Sunday.

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With his penalty goal against Saudi Arabia in the campaign opener for Argentina, Messi equaled Cristiano Ronaldo's record of scoring at 4 different World Cup.

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With an assist and a goal against Croatia, Messi became the first player to both score and assist in four separate matches at the prestigious tournament.

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