According to a journalist named Achraf Ben Ayad, the dorm room (B201) at Qatar University that Lionel Messi stayed in while playing for Argentina in the most recent World Cup will be converted into a small museum. Fans are welcome to peek inside the locker room where the superstar, who is now 35 years old, relaxes in between matches.
The Indian Express further said that Captain Messi’s room B201 will become a modest museum and that Qatar University had published a number of images shot in the Argentina players’ accommodation during the World Cup. Throughout the competition, records of these incidents were kept in the players’ room.
Argentina will make Qatar University its home base during the 2022 World Cup, as opposed to one of the area’s five-star hotels. Because there are so many open yards, it is possible to host conventional BBQ parties here.
Argentina sent Qatar a consignment of beef that was close to 900 kg in weight. To ensure that Messi and his teammates can enjoy the food and that it has a flavor that is evocative of home, the chef who specializes in making meals for the Argentine players is also present in Qatar.
Beginning at the end of November, Coach Lionel Scaloni took his team all the way to Qatar. The campaign to conquer the throne of the South American team was given a severe setback when they suffered a loss to Saudi Arabia in the opening match by a score of 1-2.
However, the Argentine players were able to sʜᴏᴄᴋ their opponents’ spirits by winning their final two matches in the group stage with scores of 2-0 against Mexico and Poland respectively. In the round of 16, Argentina defeated Australia 2-1, then had a ᴅʀᴀᴍᴀᴛɪᴄ victory over the Netherlands 4-3 in the penalty shootout, and then defeated Croatia 3-0 in the semi-finals. Overall, Argentina went on to win the tournament.
Messi and his colleagues experienced some really anxious moments during the final game against France, despite winning 4-2 on penalties. Even though the game was deadlocked in the very last second, they ultimately prevailed 4-2 on penalties.
Argentina’s captain, Lionel Messi, left his winning sneakers in the team’s victory. He was the first player to score at every stage of the competition, from the group stage through the final, in addition to his seven goals and three assists. In 2022, the superstar who was born in 1987 was awarded the World Cup’s Best Player, taking home the trophy for himself.
Messi broke a number of records at the World Cup, including the most appearances, the most minutes played, and the most matches attended by a captain in the tournament’s entire history. In addition to that, he was Argentina’s leading scorer at the World Cup.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) head coach Christopher Galtier claimed that Mbappe congratulated Messi after Argentina won the 2022 World Cup. The following information was provided to the French press by coach Christopher Galtier during a press conference that took place in the evening of December 27: “I turned around after the game to see Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi shaking hands before the World Cup 2022 award ceremony.
Mbappe showed an incredibly wonderful attitude despite the fact that his team lost the game. He managed to be quite professional and congratulate Messi despite being extremely furious. This is a fantastic fit for the sense of community we have at PSG.”
In reaction to Argentine players, most notably goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, making fun of Mbappe as he was celebrating in his own nation, Coach Galtier said the following: “Regarding how they celebrate, I don’t want to make any observations. The history of the Argentines is comparable to what you just read. Other than that, I don’t feel qualified to offer any insight on how they celebrate. Additionally, I have no issues with Martinez’s behavior as a goalie.”
The majority of PSG’s players returned to the club in 2022 after the World Cup was over to start preparing for the upcoming Ligue 1 season, which will start in early 2023. Mbappe and Neymar are two up-and-coming stars that have trained with the French national team.
When El Pulga was celebrating their World Cup victory in Lionel Messi’s hometown of Rosario, he was given permission to join the celebration later on (Argentina). Messi’s return date to the Parc des Princes for the purpose of PSG’s preparation for the second half of the season has not yet been determined.