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What did they put on Messi when he received the World Cup?

The last Sunday, Argentina was consecrated world champion for the third time in its history and the dream of millions of fans came true: to see Lionel Messi lift the Cup. However, it was striking that they put on a kind of traditional Qatari semi-transparent cape or gown before celebrating with their peers.

Before receiving the World Cup, from the hands of the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, the ‘Flea’ had this garment placed over the official shirt of the Argentina selection. Something truly unprecedented in this type of award ceremonies.

What did they put on Lionel Messi when they handed him the World Cup?

It’s about a Besht that the Emir, ministers and relevant people wear on Qatar National Day, which happened to be the last Sunday.

It is worth mentioning that Emmanuel Macron, president of France, Alejandro Domínguez and Aleksander Ceferin, presidents of Conmebol and UEFA, respectively, and Claudio Tapia and Noel Le Graet, presidents of the two federations, were also present on stage.

Summary of Argentina vs. France

Lionel Messi now sits at the table of the world champions along with Pelé and Diego Maradona: the ’10’ led Argentina to the long-suffering conquest of their third world title this Sunday in Doha, where they defeated on penalties (4-2, following a 3-3 draw) to defending champions France.

At the age of 35, the Argentine star can say goodbye calmly to his World Cup journeys (he participated in the last five): he scored the first, from a penalty (23), and the third (in extra time, 109) in the packed stadium of Lusail and participated in the second, by Ángel Di María (36).

Although the crown breaks with an albiceleste drought of 36 years without lifting the World Cup, before they did it with Mario Kempes in 1978 and Diego Maradona in 1986, the conquest has as a special protagonist a guy who saw how Germany snatched it from the noses in Brazil-2014.

With Di María and Messi as the only survivors of the debacle at the Maracana, the group formed by Lionel Scaloni knew how to close ranks around what thousands consider the best player in history, a title resisted by many precisely because he did not have in his hands what which he raised this Sunday before 88,966 spectators.

And he did it against the France of one of his potential heirs and PSG teammate, Kylian Mbappé, who took the game to penalties by scoring a hat-trick (80, 81 and 118, two of them from penalties) and finishing as tournament scorer, with eight goals.

Source: Elcomercio

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