Argentina's Lionel Messi, shows off his skills in a friendly against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The match ended in a goalless draw, which meant Messi had failed in his bid to set an outright record for the most Argentina goals in a calendar year. Photo: AFP Argentina's Lionel Messi, shows off his skills in a friendly against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The match ended in a goalless draw, which meant Messi had failed in his bid to set an outright record for the most Argentina goals in a calendar year. Photo: AFP
Argentina's Lionel Messi, shows off his skills in a friendly against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The match ended in a goalless draw, which meant Messi had failed in his bid to set an outright record for the most Argentina goals in a calendar year. Photo: AFP

Messi jumps back to top global football rankings

Argentina's Lionel Messi, shows off his skills in a friendly against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The match ended in a goalless draw, which meant Messi had failed in his bid to set an outright record for the most Argentina goals in a calendar year. Photo: AFP Argentina's Lionel Messi, shows off his skills in a friendly against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The match ended in a goalless draw, which meant Messi had failed in his bid to set an outright record for the most Argentina goals in a calendar year. Photo: AFP
Argentina's Lionel Messi, shows off his skills in a friendly against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The match ended in a goalless draw, which meant Messi had failed in his bid to set an outright record for the most Argentina goals in a calendar year. Photo: AFP
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