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Records that Lionel Messi can break in the World Cup final

Lionel Messi is standing at the cusp of history today, as his Argentina side will take on France in the FIFA World Cup final.

Breaking records is not a new theme for La Pulga, who has already become Argentina’s leading goalscorer in World Cup history, as he went past Gabriel Batistuta’s record of ten goals in all of tournament’s history.

Messi could also equal Miroslav Klose’s record for the highest number of World Cup wins, with the German currently at 17 and Messi at 16. If Argentina beat Les Bleus in any other way apart from penalties, Messi will create that record.

If Messi scores today, he could become the only player to score atleast once from the Round of 16 of the tournament onwards. No other player has ever achieved that feat, as he will go past Antoine Griezmann, Wesley Sneijder and Zinedine Zidane.



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