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Lionel Messi Becomes The First Player to Have Missed Two Penalty Kicks in The FIFA World Cup

In their final group match of the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup, Argentina's national team drew 0-0 with Poland in the opening period. Argentina had a wonderful chance to take the lead, but Lionel Messi's penalty kick was denied by Polish goalkeeper Szczesny. Lionel Messi unintentionally set a FIFA World Cup record by missing the penalty.

The striker for Paris Saint-Germain is the first player to miss two penalty kicks at the FIFA World Cup, according to ESPN.

During the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Messi missed his first penalty attempt. It took place during their opening group matchup with Iceland. Argentina was given a penalty in the second half with the score still tied at one. Messi took the kick to his left, but Iceland's goalkeeper blocked it, and the score remained the same.

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