Lionel Messi’s 2022 World Cup shirt collection is expected to fetch more than £8 million, a world record, when it goes up for auction at Sotheby’s in New York later this month, the Daily Mail reports.
The Argentina captain played a talismanic role as his country won the trophy in Qatar.
Messi scored five goals and provided two assists throughout the tournament.
His performance at the World Cup was key to his record-extending eighth Ballon d’Or win.
If Messi’s shirt sells for more than £8 million, it would surpass the current world record set by Steve Hodge, who sold Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” jersey from the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals last year. become.
The sale price of approximately 7.1 million pounds is a world record for football memorabilia.