Lionel Messi’s room is turning into a small museum.
- Messi and his Argentina teammates stayed on campus at Qatar University during the tournament.
- Argentina won the tournament by defeating France in the championship game.
Messi finally won the World Cup when Argentina defeated France in the final on December 18, with the 35-year-old forward scoring twice.
Messi and his Argentina teammates stayed on campus at Qatar University during the tournament, where they had access to gyms, a swimming pool, and a soccer stadium for training.
Lionel Messi’s room, according to The Peninsula Qatar, will now be immortalized in the form of a museum.
Here's a quick tour of La Albiceleste's base camp at Qatar University!
The room where the Argentinian captain, Lionel Messi, stayed in during the World Cup will also be turned into a mini museum soon!#Qatar #ARG #Argentina #Qatar2022 #FIFAWorldCup #LaAlbiceleste #LionelMessi pic.twitter.com/0UsdkBvcdX
— The Peninsula Qatar (@PeninsulaQatar) December 27, 2022
Argentina last won the World Cup in 1986, when the late Diego Maradona was a member of the squad.
The team’s Middle East campaign got off to the worst possible start with a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia.
Following that setback, Lionel Scaloni’s team, led by Messi, excelled, defeating Australia, the Netherlands, and Croatia en route to the final.
Messi scored in all three knockout games, and his brace in the final made him the only man in men’s World Cup history to score in the Round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and final.
Messi was named Tournament Player of the Tournament for his incredible feat.