Messi announces to auction jersey worn in World Cup 2022. Argentina star footballer Lionel Messi has announced to auction of the jerseys worn in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Messi recently announced the auction of 6 jerseys worn in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar through an Instagram post.
“These 6 jerseys, including the one I wore in the World Cup final,” wrote Lionel Messi. Bids for the auction can be submitted online from November 30 to December 14.
According to reports, Messi’s jerseys are believed to be auctioned for over $10 million, making it one of the most expensive auctions in the history of the game.
Messi, 36, shared the news of the auction on social media and announced that a portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Children’s Hospital in Barcelona.
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It should be noted that the record for the most expensive jersey auction of any sportsman is held by former American basketball player Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan’s jersey worn in the 1998 NBA Finals was auctioned for $10.1 million last year.
Talking about the auction of the most expensive footballer’s jersey, the record is held by the late Argentinian footballer Maradona, whose jersey worn in the World Cup quarter-final against England in 1986 was auctioned for 9.3 million dollars last year.
It should be remembered that under the leadership of Messi, Argentina won the World Cup for the third time after defeating France in the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.