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FIFA world cup goals of Lionel Messi
FIFA world cup 2014
A goal in world cup soccer is definitely a land mark in any football player's life. So even if not a striker every player will have a innate tendency to score a goal in a world cup match. Most of the soccer fans have the name of Columbian goalkeeper Huiguita in their tongue. It is because of his dual role as goal keeper and spot kick specialist. But his over confidence showed the way out of world cup in 2002 against Kameroon when the ball was tackled from him by Kameroon player which he placed to empty goal post.
FIFA World cup had seen a lot of football legends. A lot of new stars were also rised in FIFA world cup. In FIFA world cup 2014 the public attention is around the present FIFA ballon d'or winner Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal , four time consecutive FIFA ballon d'or winner Lionel Messi of Argentina , Brazil teenager Neymer , France superman Kareem Bensema , Holland veteran Aryan Roban etc. In 2010 FIFA world cup unexpected Thomas Muller of Germany crowned as top scorer eventhough the stars of attraction were Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In 2006 FIFA world cup also unexpected man Miroslav Klose of Germany emerged as top scorer to win the golden boot.
I told all these just to clear a confusion that existed so far in many soccer fan's mind. There were two main questions or confusions in the minds of football fans , especially non Argentina fans. The questions were in how many world cup did Lionel Messi played so far ? And how many goals did Lionel Messi scored in world cup ? The latter question again raised when Messi scored a goal against Bosnia in Argentina's first match in FIFA world cup 2014 at Brazil.
How many goals will Lionel Messi score in FIFA world cup 2014
Messi's first FIFA world cup goal:
Lionel Andres Messi has been in lime light for past few years. He played his first world cup in 2006 at Germany. His first match in FIFA world cup was Argentina's second match in that world cup against Serbia and Montenegro. Messi was not in first eleven of Argentina. He replaced Maxi Rodriguez in that match in 74th minute. The match was won by Argentina by a large margin of 6 against nil. The last goal of Argentina was scored by Lionel Messi which became his first goal in FIFA world cup. By this match Messi became the youngest player to represent Argentina in FIFA world cup , youngest scorer of FIFA world cup 2006 and sixth youngest goal scorer in FIFA world cup history. In next group matches also Messi played , but not able to score. Finally in quarter finals Argentina bowed before Germany in penalty shoot out. So Messi's maiden goal in FIFA world cup came in his maiden match in World cup 2006.
In 2010 FIFA world cup at South Africa Lionel Messi was the star attraction as he was the winner of FIFA ballon d'or of the year. He played in all the matches of Argentina. In the match against South Korea Messi's Argentina won by 4 – 1. But no goal was written in the name of Lionel Messi. Gonzalo Higuain was the hero of the day with a hat-trick. But that year also Argentina bowed their heads before Germany in quarter final with a terrible loss of nil against four. Messi couldn't score a single goal in that world cup.
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Messi's second FIFA world cup goal:
In 2014 FIFA world cup Lionel Messi landed Brazil as captain of the team. The first match of Argentina was against the maiden appearing team Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the 65th minute of the match Lionel Messi broke the long waiting for a world cup goal by scoring Argentina's second goal. This lead Argentina to a victory of 2 – 1. But it was not at all the expectation of Argentina fans as most of them expected more than two goals from Lionel Messi itself. Any how this was the second goal of Lionel Messi in a FIFA world cup match.
Argentina and Lionel Messi fans are awaiting some magical performance of Messi like that Diego Maradona exhibitted in 1986 FIFA world cup at Mexico and 1990 FIFA world cup at Italy. At present the Argentina team have the capacity to repeat that performance again. But when Messi becomes the only spear head of the attacks the opponents duty becomes very easy. 'Defending Lionel Messi will end up all Argentina's attack in vein' is the simple story that every team studied from Argentina squade's play. So the over dependancy of the team over Messi has to be reduced by the team so that Messi will also get free from over tension. Whatever be the explanations, the present pressure of captaincy, playing in Brazil and his own past performance history in FIFA world cups are the things that definitely hunt Lionel Messi. But I think he can score more goals in this world cup. If not he will be treated in history as the prince of football without kingdome. So let us expect a magical scoring and a magical team work that ends in the rising of FIFA world cup 2014.
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