To commemorate Argentina’s triumph at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar University has announced that the hotel room of Argentina captain Lionel Messi will be turned into a mini museum. Qatar University shared a series of photographs of all the rooms used to house the Argentinian team during the tournament. During the tournament, Lionel Messi was housed in B201, which he later shared with Sergio Aguero. Messi’s room in the university residence will also no longer receive guests and all the belongings the Paris Saint Germain player left in it will be retained in all their glory for students and visitors to the country. Notably, the Argentinian team chose to stay on the vast university campus rather than in any 5-star hotel.
Qatar University shared the pictures from Messi’s Room and wrote, “The University of Qatar announces the allocation of the room built by the Argentine national team player Lionel Messi during the Qatar World Cup into a mini museum.” The entire area has been adorned in a blue and white style to match the Argentinian team’s shirt colour. Photographs of jerseys with the names of many players inscribed over them have also been placed around the rooms by the institution.
Lionel Scaloni’s side refused to make things easy for themselves in the knockout stages, as they gave up 2-0 leads in both the quarter final and final, and were forced to find a way through on penalties in both games. On December 18, Argentina beat France to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar via a penalty shootout in one of the most thrilling finals in tournament history, with France coming back into the game late on thanks to two Kylian Mbappe goals, before the striker added another in extra time to complete his hattrick.
Messi’s dream of winning the FIFA World Cup Trophy, which eluded him thus far in his career, was realised with the title win. Messi was voted as the Player of the Tournament and became the first man ever to win the FIFA Golden Ball award more than once. The Paris Saint-Germain star scored seven goals, matching Pele’s tally of 13 World Cup goals and became the top Argentine goalscorer in the tournament’s history, overtaking Gabriel Batistuta who had held the record with 10 goals to his name.
Lionel Messi’s World Cup Room After winning the Qatar World Cup, Lionel Messi is now all set to return to PSG in early January next year. While the star player is currently enjoying an extended break, fans can’t wait to see him in action as he competes in the French league.