How Messi and other Argentina players celebrated the winning inside the dressing room.
Lionel Messi was given a bisht, which is a traditional Arab cloak, that covered most of his shirt as he lifted the World Cup trophy after Argentina beat France in a thrilling final.
Messi scored Argentina’s first and third goals as they tied France 3-3 in extra time before beating them on penalties. Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, put the cloak over Messi’s jersey.
The two then led the forward, who plays for Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain and is an ambassador for Saudi Arabia, to his teammates. He lifted the trophy while wearing the bisht, which is a status garment worn by Arab men on special occasions and is often linked to royalty.