World Cup Records – Messi equals Maradona, Mbappe equals Pele and Zidane’s records

World Cup records – Lionel Messi has set another record at the 2022 World Cup after his victory over Mexico, he also equaled the achievement of the legendary Diego Maradona.

World Cup Records - Messi equals Maradona, Mbappe equals Pele and Zidane's records

On November 27, Argentina won 2-0 against Mexico in the second round of Group C of the 2022 World Cup. This victory helps Argentina return to the race to win tickets to the next round.

In this match, Messi scored in the 64th minute thanks to Di Maria’s assist. In the 87th minute, Messi assisted Enzo Fernández to score, winning 2-0 for Argentina.

Messi set the record as both the youngest player (18 years 357 days against Serbia in 2006) and oldest (35 years 155 days against Mexico in 2022) to both score and assist in a match. at the World Cup since 1966.

In Argentina’s 2-0 win, Messi scored the first goal and assisted the second, proving that he hasn’t given up on his dream of winning the World Cup.

Currently, Messi has 8 goals in the World Cup, equal to Diego Maradona. The striker born in 1987 is currently only behind Gabriel Batistuta (with 10 goals) in the list of players who have scored the most goals for Argentina in the most prestigious tournament.

Before that, Messi also set another record in the defeat against Saudi Arabia. La Pulga became the first Argentine player in history to score in four different World Cups. He is also the fifth player in history to score in four different World Cups (2006, 2014, 2018 and 2022), after Pele (Brazil), Uwe Seeler (Germany), Miroslav Klose (Germany) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal).

Argentina won its first World Cup match after a surprise defeat to Saudi Arabia. Messi helped the team have a chance to reach the round of 16.

Messi will face Poland’s Robert Lewandowski in the final match of Group C. Currently, Poland is at the top of Group C with 4 points, Argentina is second with 3 points. Saudi Arabia also has 3 points like Argentina but has to be in third place due to a loss in goal difference (-1 vs +1), Mexico is at the bottom with 1 point.

Mbappe equals Pele and Zidane’s records

With two goals in France’s 2-1 win over Denmark, Kylian Mbappe equaled the two great records of Pele and Zidane.

World Cup Records - Messi equals Maradona, Mbappe equals Pele and Zidane's records

In the match France vs Denmark, Mbappe scored a brace to help Les Bleus win 2-1 and become the first team to officially win tickets to the 1/8 round of the 2022 World Cup. With these two goals, Mbappe has climbed to 7th place on the list of all-time French goalscorers, level with Zinedine Zidane.

He equaled Just Fontaine and Jean-Pierre Papin’s 30 goals for France with his first goal against Denmark. By scoring another goal in the last 5 minutes, Mbappe has a total of 31 goals in 61 appearances at the age of 23.

Despite scoring more goals than Fontaine, Mbappe has yet to win the World Cup golden boot like the legendary striker. Fontaine was the top scorer at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, scoring 13 goals in six games to help France finish the third place.

Mbappe is also 20 goals behind France’s current all-time top scorer record, which is 51 goals for Olivier Giroud and Thierry Henry. Giroud equaled Henry’s record last Tuesday by scoring twice in the first half in the win over Australia.

In addition, Mbappe currently has 7 goals in the last 2 World Cups, equal to Lionel Messi in this tournament and 1 more than Henry.

That record is bolstered by four goals he scored four years ago in Russia. Mbappe was also named the tournament’s young talent and was voted into the FIFA dream team by supporters of the 2018 World Cup. The former AS Monaco player also leads the scoring charts at this World Cup. Both he and Enner Valencia of Ecuador scored three goals in their first two games.

It is unclear whether Mbappe will appear in the final group stage match against Tunisia on Wednesday, as France have been confirmed as the first team to reach the knockout stages.

Ronaldo was offered an income of 1.2 million pounds per week

Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have received an offer of up to £1.2m a week to play in his 40s.

World Cup Records - Messi equals Maradona, Mbappe equals Pele and Zidane's records

Ronaldo is in a state of unemployment. The contract with Man Utd has been terminated after a shocking interview with Piers Morgan.

CR7 is currently focusing with the Portuguese team at the Qatar World Cup. But the striker may not need to leave the Middle East after the tournament is over. A super football club in Saudi Arabia has made an offer to recruit him.

According to CBS, the Al Nassr club have offered Ronaldo an incredible three-year contract worth £62 million. That would make him £1.19m a week – or £170,000 a day. That could be an attractive offer as he turns 38 in February. And if he accepts, that will ensure Ronaldo continues to play in his 40s.

Al Nassr has held talks with Ronaldo’s representatives, negotiations are currently at an “advanced” stage. Al Nassr is one of the most successful teams in Saudi Arabia, with 9 championships. But the rival club – Al Hilal won the last 3 seasons.

Al Hilal is also interested in Ronaldo, but shows no signs of action.

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