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FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi looks to break Diego Maradona’s record

FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi looks to break Diego Maradona’s record
Written by Abhishek Lohia

With the opening of the FIFA WC 2018 on June 14 in Russia, the new record making session will start in the World Cup and the breakdown of old records will also be started. Many records will be at stake during this World Cup, and the biggest attraction among them is Argentina’s legendary star Lionel Messi, who can become the highest scorer in the FIFA World Cup History. Record of the most goal in the World Cup as captain by Argentina all-time favorite former Diego Maradona, who has scored six goals in the previous World Cup tournaments, and currently leading the national team till yet.

Messi will have a golden opportunity to break this record in Russia. In his name, he has registered five goals in the World Cup history(till yet), four of which he scored in the Brazil World Cup in 2014. If this legendary player makes two more goals in Russia then he will equalize with Maradona, and by doing one more make him the most successful player and will also break the record.

Germany’s star Thomas Mueller will aim to become the first player to score five or more goals in three World Cups. Besides Müller, Germany’s compatriot Miroslav Klose and Teofilo Kubilas of Peru have also managed to score five or more than five goals in two consecutive World Cup. Closse is the most goal-scorer in the World Cup with 16 goals, and Mural is in the second position, has scored 10 goals.

If Egyptian goalkeeper and captain Essam Al-Hudari plays in the FIFA WC 2018, he will become the oldest player to play in the World Cup. Haidari is 45 years and five months years old, the previous record was made in 2014 FIFA WC by Brazilian Ferid Mondragon of Columbia, who had come to represent his country at the age of 43 years and three days.

Mexico’s star Markov’s eyes will be to set up a record, along with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Australia’s Tim Cahill. If all three of them make goals in 2018, then they will be included in the four World Cup goalscorers. Earlier, Germany’s Yuve Sealer and Klose and Brazilian Pele have been able to achieve this feat.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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