Messi’s 2022 World Cup hotel room turns to museum


The hotel room where Lionel Messi was lodged at the just concluded 2022 World Cup in Qatar is set to be turned into a museum after Argentina’s success at the tournament.

Specifically, Messi was housed in B201, which he later shared with Sergio Aguero. 

Messi’s room in the university residence will also no longer receive guests and all the belongings the Paris Saint Germain player left in it will be retained in all their glory for students and visitors to the country.

Disclosing the latest development via a Facebook post, Qatar University shared the pictures and wrote, “The University of Qatar announces the allocation of the room built by the Argentine national team player Lionel Messi during the Qatar World Cup into a mini museum.” 

The entire area has been adorned in a blue and white style to match the Argentinian team’s shirt colour.  

Photographs of jerseys with the names of many players inscribed over them have also been placed around the rooms by the institution. 

Messi further cemented his status as one of the greatest footballers of all time by inspiring his national team to their first World Cup title since 1986.

The 35-year-old won the Golden Ball, awarded to the tournament’s best player, and finished with the Silver Boot after netting a total of seven goals.

Messi scored twice in the final against France in what has been described as one of the greatest games of all time.

He also converted a penalty in the shootout.

Messi was voted as the Player of the Tournament and became the first man ever to win the FIFA Golden Ball award more than once.