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Quiz! Can you name every country Lionel Messi has scored against for Argentina?

Lionel Messi Argentina celebrates

Happy birthday, Lionel Messi. 32 today! The years fly by. FourFourTwo remembers when you were this tal… er, forget that.

But still, what fun we’ve had over the years. When it was our birthday, we even had you on the cover – the best footballer of the last 25 years. We can put that on a mug for you, if you like.

And yet there are those who doubt you. Leosceptics among us. Their biggest line of argument? Your international record.

“He doesn’t perform for Argentina,” they cry. “He hasn’t won anything with the national team,” they whinge. “He can’t turn a team of decidedly average players into world-beaters for some reason,” they wail.

Well today, we’d like to celebrate what you have done in light blue and white.

Messi has scored 68 goals for Argentina against 30 different countries. We want you to name them all. To make it easy, we’re supplying the tournament, date and result of each match.

Once you’re done (you, reader – not Messi), send us your score to @FourFourTwo and challenge a friend to do better...


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