How Messi, Ronaldo can broken World Cup records

As football fans across the globe prepare for a mid-season feast of men's international football, the 2022 World Cup is just days away.

Besides sporting immortality and global glory, there are many World Cup records that can be broken and milestones that can be reached.

Some long-standing landmarks are likely to be passed in the finals if certain players and teams perform well during the World Cup.

Overshadowing Ronaldo's World Cup preparations is his recent interview criticizing Manchester United.

In any case, he could become the first male player in history to score at five different World Cups.

At 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 finals, the Portugal captain scored at least one goal to equal the record

It includes Brazil legend Pele (1958, 1962, 1966, 1970) and Germany legend Miroslav Klose (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014).

Ronaldo will move into his own team after scoring one goal in Qatar.

Messi has played in more World Cup games (19) than any other active player, two more than Ronaldo.

For Messi to maintain that record in Qatar, he needs to outlast Ronaldo and avoid injury.

As one of the active players, Ramos is joint-second to Ronaldo with 17 appearances, but, as he hasn't been picked by Spain, he can't add to his total.