Lionel Messi Sets Incredible World Cup Record

Lionel Messi has set an incredible World Cup record following his goal against Nigeria on Tuesday.

Argentina pinned their hopes on Messi. His country needed him more than ever, and he delivered by opening the scoring in typically sublime fashion with the two-time winners eventually securing a spot in the next round.

Messi celebrates scoring for Argentina. Image: PA
Messi celebrates scoring for Argentina. Image: PA

He netted the 100th goal of the tournament and became the first player in World Cup history to score in his teens, twenties, and thirties.

Unbelievable.

What a player.

Will Messi guide Argentina to World Cup glory?

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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