Party with beer and Chucky - What's next for Messi?
Created: 12/19/2022, 7:20 am
Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates with the World Cup.
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He's there: Lionel Messi has won the last major title of his career.
After the World Cup triumph, the Argentines celebrate exuberantly.
And the superstar reviews his career.
Lusail - In front of a large table filled with beer buckets and champagne bottles, Lionel Messi danced arm in arm with his teammates.
Argentinian music blared from a gigantic speaker, and when national coach Lionel Scaloni entered the dressing room, he was immediately showered with champagne.
How could the world watch all this?
Because, among other things, Argentina's defense chief Nicolás Otamendi filmed a large part of the cabin party and broadcast it live on the Internet via Instagram.
Qatar saw a team happier after beating France 4-2 on penalties.
"It's no secret that I wanted to end my career with this trophy.
I couldn't have asked for more.
Thank God," said the 35-year-old Messi, who doesn't really want to end his career in the national team after the biggest triumph.
"I want to experience a few more games as a world champion," he told broadcaster TyC Sports.
“I love football, what I do.
I enjoy being in the national team.” During the finals in Qatar, the six-time world footballer announced that he would at least no longer play the upcoming 2026 World Cup in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Party continued in Doha
But that didn't really matter in the moments after the game.
The Argentines danced and jumped in their dressing room.
There was even a make of the monster doll Chucky on the huge table with a champagne bottle between his legs.
Otamendi repeatedly panned his camera to greet Chucky.
Finally, late into the night, the world champions continued their dance of joy in the stadium catacombs.
Only for this Monday they initially had no plans.
When we will go back home and how and where we will celebrate with the fans there - none of this is certain yet.
"I have no idea to be honest.
But we want to celebrate, our compatriots deserve it," said coach Scaloni.
"Before the game I didn't want to know anything about it because I just focused on the game.
Now that we're world champions, I'm open to what the players will say.” But for now, they didn't say anything.
After their dance through the catacombs, they boarded a bus and continued their party in Doha.
They then ate what looked like schnitzel with tomato sauce and fries, which was also revealed on Defense Chief Otamendi's Instagram profile.
Messi appeared not only press conference - future open
Messi, on the other hand, enjoyed it more in private, at least as far as the public was concerned.
The 35-year-old also posted a photo and thanked everyone who supported him on the way to the world title.
He did not show up for the press conference as announced, although this is usually mandatory for the game player.
After winning the last major title of his career, it remains to be seen how things will continue for him.
He still has a contract with Paris Saint-Germain until next summer.
He would also like to play a little more in the national team.
But even Messi must have asked himself the question on the golden night of Qatar: What is actually to come now?