Lionel Messi is showing the best performance of his career in this World Cup. The star brings out his talent by conquering the hearts of all football fans. With the star’s one-on-one performance, Latin American giants Argentina have now secured their place in the World Cup finals. The player has scored five goals and three assists in the World Cup so far.
Messi has won four man-of-the-match awards this year, including three in the knockout stages. According to the current odds, fans are hoping that Lionel Messi will be the best player in this year’s World Cup. Even when Argentina lost to Germany in the 2014 final, Messi was awarded the Golden Ball for the best player of that World Cup.
In this year’s World Cup, not only in the Golden Ball competition, Messi is among the players who have scored the most goals together with the French star Kylian Mbappa. Both have scored 5 goals each in this World Cup. Argentina’s young star Julian Alvarez and French world star Giroud are next with four goals each.
To date, the Golden Boot and Golden Ball have been won together at a World Cup by Salvatore Schillaci of Italy in 1990, Mario Kempes of Argentina in 1978, and Paolo Rossi of Italy in 1982. So, fans are hoping that Messi will win the Golden Ball and the Golden Shoe together this time.