Arturo Vidal equaled Messi’s record and sent a clear message to Colombia
The Chilean personality marked history in the qualifiers. The match against the national team has already started.
Arturo Vidal was unable to avoid the defeat of the Chilean national team against Uruguay (3-1) in his first appearance in the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, but the red captain scored a stoppage-time goal and equalized for Lionel. Messi scored.
‘King Arturo’ has reached 34 goals for Chile, equaling Ivan Zamorano on the list of all-time top scorers for the Lone Star team.
The record Vidal now shares with Messi is of scoring a goal in five qualifying editions, heading to the World Cup finals in South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014, Russia 2018, Qatar 2022, and Mexico, USA and Canada 2026.
Vidal expressed his happiness with Messi’s competition, saying that it was “something else in history,” but he explained that “the most important thing is that Chile starts adding points and we qualify for another World Cup.”
In this goal, the next competitor will be Colombia, which it will face on Tuesday, September 12, in Santiago. And so Vidal sent a warning to the coffee team.
“In these qualifiers, points at home are key more than ever. We have to get all the points to qualify for the next World Cup,” said Chile No. 8.
Arturo Vidal stressed that Colombia is “a very strong competitor. The matches are always very difficult, and I think the last matches were a draw, so we will try to change that and hope that we can keep those three points.” “We are at home and we have to feel ourselves. The team is in good shape and united.”