After the fifth challenge, Lionel Messi (35, Argentina), who finally won the World Cup for the first time in his life, fell asleep with the thrilling trophy next to him.

On the 20th, Messi posted a photo of himself sleeping with the World Cup trophy next to him on his Instagram with the words ‘Good morning!’ Argentina, led by 안전놀이터 Messi, defeated France in the final of the 2022 Qatar World Cup held the day before to win the championship. After drawing 3-3 in the first half and overtime, Argentina won 4-2 in the penalty shootout.

With this, Argentina has risen to the top of the World Cup 36 years after the 1986 Mexico World Cup led by the national soccer hero Diego Maradona. Captain Messi is said to have stood shoulder to shoulder with Maradona, scoring 7 goals and 3 assists in this World Cup. In addition, the 7 goals is the second highest record in this category after French goal scorer Kylian Mbappe, who won the Golden Boot (top scorer). Messi also won the Golden Ball, the MVP of the tournament.

Messi and the Argentine national team arrived in Buenos Ares, the capital of Argentina, on the same day. The Argentine government designated the 20th as a public holiday. The Argentine team immediately moved to the parade bus. The bus was engraved with three stars symbolizing three World Cup victories (1978, 86, and 2022) and the phrase ‘CAPEONES DEL MUNDO’ (World Champion). Muchachos, the cheering song, is a song by La Mosca, a group known to be the favorite of Messi and the Argentine national team, and was called the official cheering song of the Argentine national team during the World Cup.