Following Argentina’s victory in the competition, the hotel room Lionel Messi slept in during the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be converted into a museum.
Messi played an important role in Argentina’s first World Cup since 1986 and won player of the competition after scoring twice in the thrilling championship match against France.
The 35-year-old scored seven goals on his route to winning the one trophy that had eluded him throughout an otherwise spectacular career, earning the silver boot.
Messi’s World Cup lodging at the University of Qatar
Achraf Ben Ayad tweeted that the University of Qatar residence he stayed in will be transformed into a “little museum,” ensuring the immortalization of his accomplishments.
It should enable curious fans to observe how Messi passed his downtime during a tumultuous campaign.
Argentina dropped an unexpected 2-1 decision to Saudi Arabia in the tournament’s opening round but eventually advanced out of their group by defeating Mexico and Poland.
Argentina needed to fight hard to upset the Netherlands on penalties after 120 minutes of play ended in a 2-2 deadlock in the round of 16 after edging Australia 2-1.
The Albiceleste defeated a Luka Modric-led Croatian team in the semi-final 3-0 before needing a penalty shootout to defeat France.