The forward of the national team of Argentina,

Lionel Messi

, set a number of records in the decisive match of the 2022 World Cup against the national team of France.

The captain of the Argentine national team led his team to this match.

The match against the French was Messi's 26th at the World Cup in his entire career.

Lionel came to the first place according to this indicator, surpassing the achievements of the German Lothar Matheus.

In third place is Miroslav Klose - 24 matches, followed by Paolo Maldini and Cristiano Ronaldo - 23 and 22 matches, respectively.

In addition, the Argentine became the first footballer to score in all stages of the same World Cup: group stage, 1/8 finals, 1/4 finals, 1/2 finals and the final.

The final of the 2022 World Cup was the 172nd match for the forward for the national team.

Lionel scored 96 goals in them, including a record 11 goals for Argentine football players at the world championships.

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