Lionel Messi has been once more immortalized with the unveiling of a magnificent mural in Buenos Aires in honour of Argentina’s 2022 World Cup victory.It has been approximately twelve months since the Albiceleste won a global championship in Qatar, with talismanic captain Messi playing a significant role in that triumph in the Middle East. Since then, he has won an eighth Ballon d’Or, and the Inter Miami superstar continues to be regarded as the greatest player in the world.
Much like Diego Maradona, he is regarded as the GOAT in his native Argentina, and references to Messi’s accomplishments continue to circulate throughout the country. The most recent involves Messi’s face being spray-painted on the side of a skyscraper in the capital of Argentina.At the 2022 World Cup, Messi was the first player in history to win the Golden Ball on two separate occasions. While it is possible that he will attempt to score a hat-trick, his participation in the 2026 finals, which will be co-hosted by the United States, Mexico, and Canada, has not yet been determined.
Messi is currently playing club football in the United States; following the winter break, he intends to return his attention to domestic affairs. Prior to the start of the 2024 MLS season, he has anticipated meetings with Newell’s Old Boys and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr.