Messi’s 2022 World Cup shirts to be sold for £8million

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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.

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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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