‘Lionel Messi is first South American to score in FIFA World Cup, Champions League finals,’ Pundit asserts

By Chioma Obinagwam

Following his latest win at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, Argentine player, Lionel Messi, has been named the first South American player to score in a FIFA World Cup and European Cup.

Confiance News gathered from a tweet by World Cup Statistician, Philip Alimo on Monday.

“Lionel Messi is now the 1st ever South American player to score in both a FIFA World Cup & European Cup/Champions League final,” Alimo disclosed.

Alimo, who prides himself as a sports diplomat, added that at 18, Messi became the youngest to play for Argentina at a World Cup in 2006.

Messi, he continued, was also the youngest player to score at a World Cup in 2006.

Confiance News learnt from his tweet that in 2010, Messi, who was 22 years old at the time, was the youngest player to Captain Argentina at a World Cup.

His fans, Confiance News gathered, argue that he is the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)in football.

 

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