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FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina - World Cup Records and Stats

In this article, take a look at the Argentina World Cup Records and Stats. The two-time FIFA World Cup winners Argentina have great memories and history in the FIFA World Cup.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 20.11.2022
Argentina World Cup Records and Stats

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The two-time FIFA World Cup winners Argentina have great memories and history in the FIFA World Cup.

Legendary footballer Lionel Messi and Argentina are ready to put special and solid marks on the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2022.   

Before the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, let’s check out some crucial FIFA World Cup records and stats for Argentina.

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Note: All the records are till FIFA World Cup 2018

(Team Records)

Contents

  • Brief records

  • Hosts

  • Best Result

  • Final place in every edition

  • Last records

  • Match records (Top 3)

> Biggest winning margin

> Biggest losing margin

  • Fair Play Trophy


Argentina’s brief records in FIFA World Cup history

Participation

Matches

Won

Drawn*

Penalty shootout

Lost

Winning %*

Won

Lost

17/21

81

47

10

4

1

24

58.02

(Drawn: including penalty shootout matches; Winning %: excluding penalty shootouts)

Hosts: 1978 (Champions)

Best Result: Champions (1978 and 1986)


Argentina’s final place in every FIFA World Cup

Year

Host(s)

Last position

1930

Uruguay

Runners-up

1934

Italy

First Round (Round of 16)

1938

France

Withdrew

1950

Brazil

Withdrew

1954

Switzerland

Withdrew

1958

Sweden

Group Stage

1962

Chile

Group Stage

1966

England

Quarter-finals

1970

Mexico

Did not qualify

1974

West Germany

Second Group Stage

1978

Argentina

Champions

1982

Spain

Second Group Stage

1986

Mexico

Champions

1990

Italy

Runners-up

1994

USA

Round of 16

1998

France

Quarter-finals

2002

South Korea & Japan

Group stage

2006

Germany

Quarter-finals

2010

South Africa

Quarter-finals

2014

Brazil

Runners-up

2018

Russia

Round of 16

 

Last time in FIFA World Cup for Argentina:


Last Champions: 1986

Last Runners-up: 2014

Last Finalists: 2014

Last Fourth Place: Never

Last Third Place: Never

Last Semi-finals exit: Never

Last Quarter-finals exit: 2010

Last Round of 16 exit: 2016

Last Group Stage exit: 2002

Last Failed to Qualify: 1970


Argentina’s match records in FIFA World Cup (Top 3)

Biggest winning margin

Biggest losing margin

6-0 vs Peru in 1978

6-1 vs  Czechoslovakia in 1958

6-0 vs Serbia and Montenegro in 2006

4-0 vs Netherlands in 1974

6-1 vs USA in 1930

4-0 vs Germany in 2010


Also Read | Poland vs Argentina Head to Head in International Football and Argentina vs Mexico Head to Head in International football


Argentina’s FIFA Fair Play Trophy

1978

(Players’ Records)

Contents

  • Most FIFA World Cup editions

  • Top 5 most appearances

  • Top 5 most goals

  • Awards (only official competition awards)

 

Most FIFA World Cup editions for Argentina


Diego Maradona (1982, 1986, 1990 and 1994), Javier Mascherano (2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018) and Lionel Messi (2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018) all have experienced four FIFA World Cup editions.


Top 5 most appearances for Argentina in FIFA World Cup

Player

Appearances

Diego Maradona

21

Javier Mascherano

20

Lionel Messi

19

Mario Kempes

18

Oscar Ruggeri

16

 

Top 5 most goals for Argentina in FIFA World Cup

Player

Goals

Gabriel Batistuta

10

Guillermo Stábile

8

Diego Maradona

8

Mario Kempes

6

Lionel Messi

6

 

Argentina’s FIFA World Cup Awards (only official competition awards)


Diego Maradona (Golden Ball 1986; Bronze Ball 1990; Silver Shoe 1986)

Gabriel Batistuta (Silver Shoe 1998)

Hernán Crespo (Silver Shoe 2006)

Lionel Messi (Golden Ball 2014)

Maxi Rodríguez (Goal of the Tournament 2006)

 

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