World Cup 2022 Point Table
Is it hard to score in the World Cup?
It’s darn hard to score a goal in any soccer game, and at the World Cup it is about as hard as it gets —and is getting harder. In South Africa four years ago, the 32 teams managed just 2.27 goals a game, the lowest since the low-water mark of 2.21 in Italy in 1990.
Who has the most assists in football history?
6. Pele – 47 assists – One of the most decorated football professionals around the globe is the Brazilian wizard Pele. The centre-forward is the epitome of success in international football, having lifted three editions of the World Cup. The three editions in which Pele helped Brazil lift the trophy were in the years 1958, 1962 and 1970.
Who has more assists Messi or Ronaldo?
Messi vs Ronaldo: Assists –
- Just like on the goal front, Messi also wins out when looking at assists recorded by the pair while playing in Europe.
- Regarded by some as the greatest playmaker of his generation, the Argentine star managed to record 303 assists through his 853 total club appearances for Barcelona and PSG combined.
- For his four clubs on the other hand, Ronaldo managed to record 203 assists across 949 outings — a considerably lower average per game than Messi.
Interestingly, Ronaldo does beat out Messi in this category when looking at certain competitions. For instance, the Portuguese did record 41 assists to Messi’s 40 assists in the Champions League, though he did play substantially more matches.
|Lionel Messi||Cristiano Ronaldo|
|European club appearances||853||949|
|European club assists||303||203|
Will Messi play 2024 Copa America?
“I won’t go to the next World Cup” – Lionel Messi rules out his 2026 FIFA World Cup participation – Lionel Messi helped Argentina win the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Lionel Messi led Argentina to the title in Qatar, following which he hinted at the possibility of not competing in the quadrennial event again. However, in February this year, Messi opened the door for his participation in Argentina’s World Cup title defense in 2026.
The 36-year-old told Argentine newspaper Ole : “I love playing soccer, I love what I do and while I am feeling well and feel I am fit and continue to enjoy it, I will do it. But it seems to be too much until the next World Cup. I have to see where my career goes, what I will do. It depends on many things.” Messi recently backtracked his statements and hinted at not taking part in the 2026 showpiece event.
Ahead of Argentina’s friendly against Australia in Beijing, he told Titan Sports : “I think not. This was my last World Cup. I’ll see how things go but in principle, I won’t go to the next World Cup.” Messi has represented Argentina 175 times to date, scoring 103 goals and picking up 56 assists. : “Playing in the US doesn’t make him less competitive” – Scaloni confirms Lionel Messi will play 2024 Copa America