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Messi’s World Cup celebratory post becomes the most liked ever on Instagram

origin 1Lionel Messi celebrates Argentina’s victory at the World Cup in Qatar ©Martin Meissner

Lionel Messi’s Instagram post celebrating his World Cup victory has become the most liked post on Instagram.

Messi, who captained the Argentina team to victory in Sunday’s final in Qatarbecame the protagonist of of Argentina World Cup storytelling.

“WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!” Messi wrote in Spanish on his Instagram.

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“I’ve dreamed about it so many times, I’ve wanted it so much that I haven’t fallen yet, I can’t believe it…”

“Thank you so much to my family, everyone who supports me and also everyone who believed in us. We prove once again that Argentines when we fight together and united we are able to achieve what we set out to do. The credit goes to this group, which is above individuality, it is the strength of all who fight for the same dream which was also the dream of all Argentines… We did it!!!

“GO ARGENTINA,” said the post which, at the time of writing, had more than 58 million likes.

Messi’s play in the final broke records to give him his most appearances in the tournament with 26 matches, displacing the previous record holder, German player Lothar Matthaus.

Many are speculating this World Cup could be the last for the now 35-year-old, as the soccer legend stated on South American streaming service Star+ in October: “This will be my last World Cup — for sure. The The decision has been made. I’m counting the days until the World Cup, there’s a bit of anxiety and nervousness at the same time”.

But who knows what the taste of victory will bring…