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FIFA World Cup 2022 : Records and Status that you should know

Discover all the record-breaking moments, statistics and numbers from the Football World Cup in Qatar featuring the most phenomenal players like Cristiano Ronlado, Lionel Messi and more!

FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar is now heating up.

This football tournament, taking place from November 20 up to December 18, is bringing together the 32 top national teams from five confederations. With so many players in many countries, the opportunity to rewrite history is everywhere.

From Lionel Messi striking to Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup goals, new records are made with every game.

CRISTIANO RONALDO : Re-writing more first

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man to score at five FIFA World Cups 9 (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, and 2022) when he netted home a penalty in Portugal's 3-2 victory over the Group H rivals with Ghana.

He holds the record for being the youngest and having scored for nation at the 2006 World Cup at 21 years and 132 days old.

LIONEL MESSI : Argentina's record-breaker
Lionel Messi became the first player to score in Four World Cups for Argentina ( 2006, 2014, 2018 and 2022) after the penalty in opening round loss to Saudi Arabia. The goal was also his 92nd in Argentine shirt.

GAVI : Spain's youthful history-maker

Spain's No.9 Gavi became the first player that born in 2004 to scored a goal in Qatar FIFA World Cup when his country thumped Costa Rica 7-0 in opening match of the tournament. Victory is the record for most goals Spain has ever scored in single World Cup match.

OLIVIER GIROUD : France all-time top scorer

The 36 year-old Olivier Giroud’s two goals in France’s opening 4-1 win against Australia means he has now tied Thierry Henry’s all-time goal scoring record for France.

QATAR : First for the home team

There's positive record-making and there's the less so, and unfortuantely for hosts Qatar, they claimed a first they might not want to brag too much about. In losing their first match 2-0 Ecuador, Qatar became the first hosts of a FIFA World Cup to lose their opening round game.

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