Lionel Messi’s shirt collection from the 2022 World Cup is set to fetch a world record of over £8million when it goes to auction at Sotheby’s New York later this month, Daily Mail reports.
The Argentina captain played a talismanic role as his country won the trophy in Qatar.
Messi scored five times and laid on two assists throughout the tournament.
His displays at the World Cup were key to him winning the Ballon d’Or for a record-extending eighth time.
When Messi’s shirts sell for over £8million, it will surpass the current world record set by Steve Hodge, Hodge who sold Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ jersey from the 1986 World Cup quarter-final last year.
The sale which was around £7.1m is a world record for an item of football memorabilia.
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