Has Lionel Messi Ever Won a World Cup?

Adam Taylor McKillop
Has Lionel Messi ever won a World Cup?
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After a pair of dominant performances from Argentina and France in the 2022 FIFA World Cup semifinals, the stage is set. Featuring two of the best teams in this tournament, the World Cup Finals are poised to be a thrilling affair with the action going down on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. ET.

Not only is Sunday's final a matchup of two of the better teams in this tournament field, but also two of the best players in the world. Argentina's Lionel Messi and France's Kylian Mbappé are tied atop the Golden Boat leaderboard with five goals apiece.

Is This Lionel Messi's Final World Cup?

The tournament is a special affair for Messi, considered one of the greatest soccer players in international history, this should be the final World Cup of his storied career. Recently, the superstar confirmed this will the last World Cup he ever plays in.

But, has Messi ever won a World Cup title?

Messi first played in the World Cup with Team Argentina back in 2006 at the age of 18-year-old. In his fifth and final appearance at the World Cup, Messi has become Argentina's highest goal-scorer at 25.

Since 2006, Argentina has not won the World Cup final. They made one championship game appearance back in 2014 where the lost to Team Brazil. They've also reached the quarterfinals twice and Round of 16 once during Messi's tenure. Despite those solid performances, Lionel Messi has never won the World Cup.

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