The captain of Argentina national football team, Lionel Messi, has participated in his first World Cup 2022 game.

The football star on Tuesday tied one of Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo’s records by scoring in his team’s 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Messi scored his first World Cup goal in Qatar this year in less than 10 minutes.

In Argentina’s World Cup Group opening against Saudi Arabia, the 35-year-old converted the early penalty after Saud Abdulhamid had fouled midfielder Leandro Paredes in the penalty area.
With his goal against Saudi Arabia, Messi became just the fifth player in history (behind Pele, Uwe Seeler, Miroslav Klose, and Ronaldo) to score in four different World Cup competitions. Messi plays for Paris Saint-Germain.
If Ronaldo scores in Qatar 2022, he will surpass him as the undisputed record holder.
Messi scored his 92nd goal for Argentina in international play with the opening goal against Saudi Arabia.
The former captain of Barcelona has now scored goals against 34 different national teams, including Bolivia, Uruguay, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Estonia, and Venezuela.


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