The party started as soon as‘s penalty strike sailed past and found the back of the net. It kept going for hours.
Argentina superstar, his teammates, manager Lionel Scaloni and fans both at Lusail Stadium, back home in Buenos Aires and across the world screamed, cheered, hugged and cried. Albiceleste secured its third World Cup title — and first for the 35-year-old Messi — providing breathtaking scenes of celebration around the globe.
Messi’s prayer to Diego Maradona
The immediate aftermath
Scaloni, a former Argentina player himself, was hardly the only one in the building crying tears of joy.
Sergio Agüero joins the party
Agüero, the legendary Argentinian soccer player and close friend of Messi who was forced to retire due to a heart condition, was right in the middle of the celebration on the field.
When Messi was later paraded around Lusail Stadium, he was on Agüero’s shoulders.
Jumping for joy!
The Party is ON in Buenos Aires…
…and around the world!
The street-level view in Argentina
Party into the night!
Back in Qatar, Messi takes it all in
Bad Bunny goes crazy!
The party goes to the tunnel…
…the locker room…
…and the bus!
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