Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Star footballer Lionel Messi missed a penalty against Poland in their final group match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup on Wednesday. Despite Messi’s mess, Argentina went on to win the match 2-0 to secure a spot for themselves in the round of 16.

However, what made news was the Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny’s revelation after the match. 

Szczesny admitted to having lost a bet against Messi. Szczesny had placed a bet that the referee will not award a penalty to Argentina. Unfortunately, the penalty was given and Szczesny lost €100.

“We spoke before the penalty. I told him I can bet him €100 that he wasn’t gonna give it. So I’ve lost the bet against Messi,” said Wojciech during an interview.

Messi, who is featuring in his fifth World Cup, also became Argentina’s most-capped player in the history of the FIFA World Cup during the game. The superstar had equaled Maradona’s World Cup goal tally after scoring the opening goal for the South American giants against Mexico. 

Messi also matched Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup goal tally with that strike. The Argentina captain is also the only men’s player to come up with an assist in each of his five World Cup campaigns.