Lionel Messi’s Top 7 moments with Argentina

7. Winning the Olympic Gold: Lionel Messi was still evolving as a player when he led his country to the 2008 Summer Olympics gold medal in China.

6. Hat trick against Brazil: Lionel Messi decided to take things into his own hands, as he scored a hat trick against Brazil to slaughter the neighbors 4-3 in a friendly game.

5. FIFA World Cup debut: Lionel Messi played in his first-ever FIFA World Cup match against Serbia and Montenegro back in 2006.

4. First Captaincy- After Argentina’s disappointing performance in the 2010 Copa America, Lionel Messi took charge as the captain of the national team for the first time in his career. He took the captain’s armband from teammate Javier Mascherano.

3. 2014 FIFA World Cup final- Still one of the biggest upsets in football, Lionel Messi could have clinched his first FIFA World Cup back in 2014. A heartbreak in Brazil, Messi’s destined World Cup dreams were shattered by an overpowered Germany.

2. The 2021 season- Lionel Messi shut down his haters after winning his first international trophy with Argentina. Argentina and Messi won the 2021 Copa America, as well as the CONMEBOL Cup of Champions.

1. The 2022 FIFA World Cup title- Evidently Lionel Messi’s greatest achievement with Argentina. He finally became the Champions of the World after lifting his first-ever World Cup trophy in Qatar.