Which Records Are Under Threat At The 2022 World Cup?

The controversial 2022 World Cup is just days away, and the anticipation is at an all-time high for the prestigious competition. Some of the world’s biggest stars will be in action in Qatar this year, as they set their sights on winning the biggest honour available to a footballer.

The leading World Cup betting site currently has Brazil as the clear favourite to win the World Cup this year, but what are some of the records that could be broken in Qatar over the month-long tournament?

Disciplinary Records

All three teams that hold special places in the disciplinary records for the wrong reasons will be in action in Qatar. Argentina leads the way for the most yellow cards in World Cup history with 123, while Brazil has received more red cards than any other nation with eleven.

However, Uruguay could be a side that could break or equal that record in Qatar, as they have currently received nine red cards during their history at the World Cup.

Most World Cup Matches

One of the most prestigious World Cup records is the most games that a nation has played in the competition. At present, Brazil and Germany jointly hold that record, having both played in 109 fixtures at the competition.

Both nations will play three times in the group stage, but the nation that goes the furthest in Qatar will take the outright record for most World Cup matches played. Meanwhile, Argentina will move above Italy into third when they play against Poland on matchday three, which will be their 84 th match at the World Cup.

Mexico Records

Mexico is one of the more unfortunate nations when it comes to the records that they hold, and they could extend that sequence in Qatar. They have lost a tournament-record 27 matches in the history of the World Cup, and have played more games than any other nation without winning the competition.

Meanwhile, they could concede their 100 th goal in the competition this winter, as they are just two away from the unwanted landmark. Only Brazil and Germany have conceded more goals than Mexico.

Messi Records

Lionel Messi will be one of the stars of the World Cup this year, as Argentina look to win their first World Cup since 1986. Victory would almost certainly see Messi declared the greatest player of all-time, and he could set a number of records in the process. Messi needs just two more appearances in the competition to equal Diego Maradona’s record of 21 appearances at the World Cup.

However, an Argentina run to the final, and Messi playing in every game would see the PSG star join Lothar Matthaus on a World Cup-record 26 appearances in the competition.

Ronaldo Records

Not to be outdone by Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo can also set a number of records in Qatar this year. The Portuguese superstar could become the 12 th player in World Cup history to have played 20 or more times at the competition.

Meanwhile, should the Manchester United star score in Qatar this year, he will set a new record of having scored in five different World Cups. At present, he is tied on four alongside legends such as Pele, Miroslav Klose and Uwe Seeler..