Batistuta said that Messi is hungry to win the World Cup

Before the game is the after. When one of football's first thinkers, Sepp Herberger

When he first said this odd fact of the game, he never imagined it would be so relevant before a World Cup final nearly seven decades later

One of the greatest strikers in history, Gabriel Batistuta, claimed that he was not offended 

when Lionel Messi passed him as Argentina's leading scorer at the FIFA World Cup

After converting a penalty against Croatia in the semi-final, Messi, 35, amassed 11 goals during the World Cup

Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 in the World Cup 2022 semifinal match to advance to the championship game

Between 1994 and 2002, Batistuta participated in three World Cups, scoring 10 goals

The 53-year-old continued by saying that Messi had surpassed his expectations by sharing the scoring lead with five goals and three assists on the way to the championship

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