Lionel Messi surpasses Diego Maradona in FIFA World Cup
DOHA: Lionel Messi began the 1,000th game of his remarkable career on Saturday in Argentina's World Cup last 16 clash with Australia as he sought the only major trophy to elude him. The 35-year-old is Argentina's all-time top scorer, with 94 goals, and was making his 169th appearance for his nation. He scored the opening goal of the match against Australia to put Argentina in the lead in the first half. It was his 9th goal in the FIFA World Cup, one more than Diego Maradona's World Cup tally.