In his memorable day against Croatia in the Qatar 2022 semi-final, Lionel Messi matched the eight assists in World Cup history by two stars: his compatriot Diego Armando Maradona and Brazilian Pele.
Argentina star Julian Alvarez masterminded 95 percent of the 3-0. ‘Blee’ danced on the right for Josco Guardiola and helped the young striker with class.
Messi has recorded eight assists in 25 games. Record tally at World Cups, equaling Lothar Matthäus’s feat against Croatia. Maradona provided the same number of goal passes in 21 duels, Pele did them in 14 games.
Who has the most assists in World Cup history?
Record for assists in World Cup history After a long personal investigation, I reviewed the available videos and chronicles of the first matches without audiovisual recording.Germany has Fritz Walter.
The German star added ten assists in a total of 11 games and two World Cups. They were seven to reach the title in Switzerland in 1954 and then contributed three more in Sweden in 1958.
In second place is French Raymond CopeHe provided nine assists at the 1958 World Cup, seven of them for Just Fontaine, with 13 wins, making him the top goalscorer in one edition of the tournament.
After Walter and Koba come Pele, Maradona and Messi. Can Lionel climb to first place? The final remains.
Most assists in World Cup history
10 Fritz Walter – Germany
9 Raymond Coba – France
8 Pele – Brazil
8 Diego Armando Maradona – Argentina
8 Lionel Messi – Argentina