Argentine star Lionel Messi topped the scene during the awards ceremony and handing over the 2022 World Cup Qatar Cup today, Sunday, at Lusail Stadium.
Messi received the championship cup from the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who also gifted him the Qatari "bisht", which is worn on special occasions and weddings.
Messi wore a bisht while standing on the podium and lifted the trophy with his colleagues from the "Albiceleste" team.
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Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was the first to climb the podium to receive the gold medals, while Messi was the last to get his medal and receive the long-awaited trophy.
The Argentine players received the gold medals and the championship cup from Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, French President Emmanuel Macron, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
The Argentine national team won the World Cup title for the third time in its history and the first in 36 years, after defeating its French counterpart 4-2 on penalties today, Sunday, in the final match of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, after the end of the original and extra time in a 3-3 draw.