Argentine captain Lionel Messi has set various records while defeating Croatia 3-0 in the semi-finals of the World Cup in Qatar.
After scoring one goal and one assist in the semi-final against Croatia, Messi broke Gabriel Batistuta’s record of 10 World Cup goals for Argentina.
After scoring one goal against Croatia, Messi now has 11 goals in the World Cup. He is now the top goal scorer for Argentina in the World Cup.
After Messi, Batistuta is second with 10 goals. Guillermo Stabile is the third-highest Argentine goal scorer in the World Cup. He scored eight goals.
The greatest player of all time, Diego Maradona, is in fourth place. He also has eight goals to his name. Although Maradona also scored eight goals, Stabile has been placed third on the basis that he scored more goals in fewer games. Maradona, who played in four World Cups, won the title in 1986.
At number five is Mario Kempes, who led Argentina to the 1978 World Cup. He has scored six goals.
Likewise, Gonzalo Higuain is in sixth place. He has five goals to his name.
Similarly, there are six players from the seventh to the 12th position. Daniel Bertoni, Caudio Caniggia, Hernán Crespo, René Housman, Leopoldo Luque, and Jorge Valdano. They all scored four goals each.