Argentina captain Messi breaks World Cup record
MOSCOW, November 22 – RIA Novosti. Argentina captain Lionel Messi broke the record for the number of participation in the World Cup.
On Tuesday, Messi made the Argentina national team’s World Cup group stage match against Saudi Arabia. The 35-year-old Argentine is in the final stages of the world championships for the fifth time in his career.
Previously Mexicans Antonio Carbajal, Rafael Marquez and German Lothar Matthäus had achieved the same success.
Mexico’s Andrés Guardado could reach the five World Cup points later on Tuesday if he takes the field against Poland.
In addition, Messi played in the 20th game of his career at the world championships. He became the 12th player to play 20 or more matches in world championships. Top of the list is Matthäus (25), Miroslav Klose (24), Paolo Maldini (23), Diego Maradona, Uwe Seeler and Vladislav Zhmuda (21 each).