Argentina striker Lionel Messi became the first player in history who managed to score 20 goals in the history of South American selection of the world Championships.
Messi scored a hat-trick in the qualifying match of the 2018 world Cup with Ecuador and installed this indicator on the 21st ball.
However, the record Messi had to divide with a partner at Barcelona the striker of Uruguay Luis Suarez, who in the final match of qualification for the 2018 world Cup with Bolivia (4:2) scored twice and also brought the number of goals in the qualifying tournaments of the world Championships in South America to 21.
Third place in the list of scorers is former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo â€“ 19 goals.
I should add that the top scorer of the 2018 world Cup qualifier in South America became Edinson Cavani with 10 balls. Messi in this selection scored 7 goals, Suarez â€“ 5.