Lionel Messi has sucessully taken his team to the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup by defeating Croatia in the  Semi-Final 

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In this match Messi has also set his name in the history of FIFA World Cup by a tie with Lothar Matthaus, former West Germany captain, for most number of world  cup matches played

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As of now Lionel Messi has played 25 matches which is a tie with the previous record. 

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In the next match when Lionel Messi sets his foot into the ground to play the Final of the FIFA World Cup 2022, it will be his 26th match, a new record in World Cup history

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Lionel Messi who his probably playing his last world cup is marking his name in the history of the game. He has played in 2006,2010,2014,2018 and current 2022 edition of FIFA World Cup

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It will be interesting to see if  Messi can make his team the 2022 World Champions. This will be another feat to his name in his last World Cup

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Looking into few other stats of the FIFA World Cup : Miroslav Klose has 24 world cup  matches to his name for Germany. Also the champions title in 2018

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Paolo Maldini of Italy has 23 matches to his name and has played in 1990,1994,1998,2002

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Cristiano Ronaldo has 22 world cup matches to his name. As Messi makes history in the final of the 2022 world cup, his fans will be praying he gets the title of World Champions in his last match of his last  FIFA World Cup  

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