On December 18, Argentina won the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. A dream for Lionel Messi, who lifted the trophy first as captain. Which, by the way, has been immortalized by many photographers. The photo of the PSG player holding the trophy, which was published on his official account, has also become the most liked photo of all time on Instagram. But Clarin reveals that Leo Messi did not lift the real World Cup but a replica. In fact, this one, made by a couple of Argentine supporters, was given to the 35-year-old player during the round of honour. He thus lifted the false trophy and posed with it. Then Angel Di Maria noticed the deception and informed him. They got a good laugh out of it.
For their part, the two followers returned for this episode. “The idea was that the players could sign her, but in the end the Cup came on the pitch three times. The first time it was taken by a relative of Paredes and he signed it. The second time they asked us and it was 45 minutes from player to player, family member to family and they took pictures. In the stands they said to me: “you have lost the trophy”. We had fun but we wanted her back. There I shouted to some players: “if you see the trophy that Paredes has, it’s ours”, and finally Lautaro Martínez brought it and signed it. FIFA staff came to the scene and asked us to confirm that it was not the original. When we started to see the pictures, we realized , that Leo had lifted our trophy, the couple concluded. We saw details, especially of the lower part, which confirmed that it was indeed ours. Antonella (Messi’s wife) lifted the trophy and also one of their children. A nice souvenir for these two Argentina fans.