This means that he will make his 172nd appearance for the national team at the weekend.
He is also the first Argentine to score a goal in four World Cups and has become the all-time leading scorer in tournament history. He is currently leading the Golden Boot competition and has won the Ballon d'Or seven times. He will be competing in his fifth World Cup tournament, and is desperate to end the country's 36-year wait for a World Cup win.
Although Messi has never won the World Cup, he is confident that he will be able to add to his tally in the next edition of the tournament in 2026. In fact, he hopes to be the youngest player to win the tournament, at the age of 35. However, he also said that winning the tournament is not the only reason he is playing in it, and he wants to put Argentina in the World Cup final for the first time in over three decades. He hopes to be able to walk away with a trophy, and he has been inspired by the success of his countrymen like Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano.
In his 172 caps for Argentina, he has scored 97 goals, which makes him the country's top goalscorer. He has also won 11 top-flight titles, including a Champions League, and is the highest scoring player in Argentine football history. He has scored in all three of his team's knockout matches, and is looking to become the first Argentine to win a major international tournament since 1986.
One of his most memorable moments came in the deciding match against Germany in the summit clash, when Messi's first-half goal proved to be the difference between the two sides. After a solid start, Messi got goal-side of Josko Gvardiol on the right wing and tapped home the first of his tally. He also made an assist for Julian Alvarez's second goal, which was the most important one of the day.
The other big game for Messi was a penalty shootout against Saudi Arabia. After his first penalty was saved, Messi showed off his shooting skills, setting up Alvarez for a goal and then claiming the'man of the match' award. He also set up the ball's other famous sign, and became the all-time leading men's defender in the process. He has also been named captain of the national team.
In the final, he will be playing against defending champions France or Morocco. Both teams have reached the semifinals, and he is adamant that he will win his first major World Cup title. After a 3-0 win over Croatia on Tuesday, Messi led Argentina into the final with a winning score of 3-0, and the Argentinean fans were still elated.