Lionel Messi broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s Instagram record after winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Argentina.
Messi helped La Albiceleste win the tournament in Qatar. He then posted a photo of himself on social media. The photo has garnered 43 million likes, making it the most popular athlete photo of all time.
Previously, this record belonged to the picture of Messi and Ronaldo playing chess released by the Portuguese in the advertising campaign of Louis Vuitton.
Argentina lifts the FIFA World Cup trophy after a dramatic penalty shootout victory over France. The match ended 3-3 after extra time. Messi scored a brace in the match, with Angel Di Maria’s goal remaining for his team. Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick for Les Bleus. Emiliano Martinez rejected Kingsley Coman in the penalty shootout. Aurélien Tchouameni has a shot that goes wide of the post. Gonzalo Montiel took the final penalty kick to help Lionel Messi and Argentina be crowned world champions. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal was eliminated from the quarterfinals of the tournament after losing 0-1 to Morocco.