His game against Iceland will be on a special date. Exactly 12 years ago, on 16 June 2006, he scored his very 1st World Cup goal. Argentina beat Serbia and Montenegro 6-0 in Germany. Messi wore #19.
Messi has won 11 out of 15 matches played at the World Cup. He's scored 5 goals, although none of them were struck in South Africa 2010.
"We are very lucky that the best player in the world is from Argentina. Do I think he must win the World Cup to be considered the best of all time? No. I think football owes the World Cup to Messi."
Jorge Sampaoli, Argentina coach
MOSCOW, FIRST STOP
After amazing Cristiano's hat-trick against Spain, all eyes will be on Lionel Messi's opener against Iceland.
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