Argentina have not managed to win a World Cup on any of the four occasions Lionel Messi has represented them on football's biggest stage.
With the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals coming up, we look back at an enthralling pool stage using Opta data.
Marcos Acuna impressed in Argentina's thrashing of Ecuador and Lucas Alario applauded his performance.
Ecuador were no match for Argentina on Sunday, as Lionel Scaloni's La Albiceleste claimed a comfortable 6-1 friendly win in Elche.
Lionel Messi is serving a suspension handed down following the Copa America.
Argentina battled back to get a 2-2 draw against Germany on Wednesday, impressing head coach Lionel Scaloni with their collective attitude.
Serge Gnabry's superb form continued in Germany's 2-2 draw against Argentina but Joachim Low explained why he was substituted.
Goals from Serge Gnabry and Kai Havertz put Germany on course for victory but Lucas Alario and Lucas Ocampos struck back.
Argentina ended their Rugby World Cup campaign with a 47-17 win over the United States, but their exit disappointed Mario Ledesma.
Argentina ended their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign on a high with a resounding 47-17 win over the United States on Wednesday.