The Argentine player will be looking for his first World Cup title in what could be his final match in this competition.

Lionel Messi is expected to break a couple of records if he is able to lead Argentina to a World Cup title, and just with the first second of this match, "La Pulga" has already broken one.

The Argentine ace made it to this game with 25 FIFA World Cup games in his resume, and by starting today's clash, he managed to surpass the legendary Lothar Matthäus as the most capped player in FIFA World Cup history.

The German legend played in five FIFA World Cup matches and even reached three World Cup finals, losing two and winning one. Messi has now leapfrogged the former European midfielder.