Lionel Messi has shocked all the 35 World Cup winning Argentina teammates with a costly gift after the 2022 World Cup victory, MySportDab reports.
The Barcelona legend recognizes the role the team played in helping the Albiceleste won the 2022 World Cup trophy in Qatar to crown his 18-year-old career with the most coveted football trophy.
Obviously, Lionel Messi took the shine after Argentina emerged victorious in the 2022 World Cup, with most football fans arguing the 35-year-old has settled the biggest debate in football history – the goat debate.
After suffering an opening defeat to Saudi Arabia, Lionel Messi shouldered the challenge of returning the Albiceleste back to winning ways.
He was instrumental in the team’s World Cup winning, scoring goals, and delivering assists to surmount opponents at the different stages of the competition.
In the final against France, Lionel Messi was exceptional for Argentina bagging a brace to keep the team ahead in the game.
He finished the tournament as the second-highest scorer and was awarded the best player of the tournament.
While the conversation revolved around the seven times Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi has taken cognizance of the role his teammates played before he could crown his career with the most coveted football trophy that has eluded him for years eluded him for years.
According to The Sun, in appreciating the. the effort of his teammates, Lionel Messi has splashed a record £175,000 on gold iPhones each for all the 35 teammates and staff that won the 2022 World Cup.
Details of the gift reveal that the name of each player and Argentina are stamped on the 24-carat-gold device and the gift was delivered to his Paris home on Saturday and will be disbursed to the players and staff who made the team.