Messi equals Maradona

Doha, Nov 26 (EFE).- Leo Messi started the match against Mexico and brought to twenty-one the number of matches he has played with the Argentine team in the history of the World Championships, the same as Diego Armando Maradona, the one who had the greatest number of solo performances to date.

Messi arrived in Qatar with 19 World Cup appearances. He played three games in Germany 2006, five in South Africa 2010, seven in Brazil 2014 and four in Russia 2018. Joined by the match against Saudi Arabia and eastern Mexico in Qatar 2022. The Paris Saint Germain forward will already surpass Maradona with the clash that will complete the group stage of Argentina against Poland.

Maradona played four World Championships throughout his career, one less than his countryman. He played five games in Spain in 1982, seven in Mexico in 1986, where he emerged champion, as many in Italy in 1990, where he reached the final, and two in the United States in 1994.

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