The room Lionel Messi stayed in during the World Cup will become a museum
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It has been announced that the room Lionel Messi stayed in during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be made into a museum.
Messi inspired Argentina to World Cup glory as they managed to beat 2018 champions France on penalties.
As the whole of Argentina remain in party mode to celebrate the stunning achievement, Qatar have paid their own tribute to Messi by turning his room into a museum.
The Qatar News Agency wrote on their official Twitter account: “Qatar University announced that it would transfer the room in which Argentinian player Lionel #Messi stayed during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 into a small museum.”
It is believed that the room will no longer be open to receiving guests and that everything Messi left in it will be retained as they turn the room into a mini museum for students and visitors to the country.
Argentina decided to use the university’s facilities instead of a luxurious hotel due to the variety of courts, gyms swimming pools on offer and the fact that it had a stadium on campus for training.
The country’s top university facilities were also used by Liverpool during the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup.
Jurgen Klopp’s side went on to lift the trophy after a 1-0 win against Brazilian side Flamengo.
The director of communications and public relations of the Qatar University, Hitmi al Hitmi, revealed to Qatari news outlet Al Sharq that improvements were made to make sure the rooms had everything a player would need during the tournament.
Al Hitmi also claimed that they are five-star housing and are very different to accommodations in other countries.
He said: “The room of Argentina national team player Lionel Messi will remain unchanged and will remain available only for visitors and not for residence, as it will serve as a small museum that will contain all of Messi's belongings and will be a legacy for students and future generations and a witness to the great achievements Messi has reached during the World Cup.”
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Topics: Lionel Messi, Argentina, Qatar, Football, Football World Cup