The Impressive Milestone Lionel Messi Could Hit With Argentina Ahead of the 2022 World Cup

The Impressive Milestone Lionel Messi Could Hit With Argentina Ahead of the 2022 World Cup

Fred Kennedy
September 29, 2022 at 9:34 AM
  • Lionel Messi will be keen to make a name for himself as Argentina prepare for the 2022 World Cup
  • The global tournament comes at a time Messi is enjoying a fine run of form for both club and country
  • The PSG forward has scored nine goals since the start of the new season, with four of those for Argentina during the international break
  • Messi needs at least 10 more goals for Argentina to join an exclusive club of just two footballers who have netted 100 or more goals for country

Lionel Messi is in line to hit an impressive milestone with Argentina as the 2022 World Cup tournament draws near.

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar has had a bright start to the new season and is currently in hot form for both club and country.

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Lionel Messi celebrates after he scored during the second half of the international friendly soccer game between Argentina and Jamaica. Photo by Rich Graessle.
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The forward has already scored five goals for PSG this term, with four coming in the french topflight.

Messi has replicated the same form with the national team, scoring four times in two of his side's most recent fixtures played during the international break.

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The four goals took Messi's tally for the national team to 90 goals since making his bow for Argentina in 2005.

And with La Albicelestes heading to the 2022 World Cup, the former Barcelona star has a chance of adding to his basket.

The Lionel Scaloni-tutored side will play eight matches during the tournament should they go all the way, presenting Messi with a golden opportunity to score even more goals.

According to the Mirror, should Messi score at least 10 goals at the World Cup, he will join an exclusive club of just two footballers who have scored 100 or more goals on the international stage.

The players include Cristiano Ronaldo, who has netted 117 times for Portugal, and Iranian striker Ali Daei, who struck 109 times.

Antonio Cassano urges Cristiano Ronaldo to retire

Sports Brief had earlier reported that former Italy forward Antonio Cassano has urged Cristiano Ronaldo to consider hanging his football boots, following his slow start to the new season.

Ronaldo has seen himself play a less prominent role under Erik ten Hag at Man United, with the veteran forward forced to settle for a place on the bench for the better part of the new season.

The 37-year-old has started only one Premier League match for the Red Devils as Ten Hag continues to favour youngsters.

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