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Lionel Messi: Six of Argentina captain’s shirts from Qatar World Cup triumph to be bought at public sale

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Lionel Messi scored two objectives and transformed from the spot through the penalty shootout as Argentina beat France within the 2002 World Cup remaining

Six of the shirts worn by Lionel Messi throughout Argentina’s World Cup-winning marketing campaign are to be bought at public sale.

His shirt from the ultimate is included within the set of six, that are anticipated to fetch greater than £8m within the public sale hosted by Sotheby’s in New York.

The document for a game-worn sports activities shirt is Michael Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals jersey, which bought for £8.8m in 2022.

Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s head of contemporary collectibles, mentioned the sale of Messi’s six shirts “stands as a monumental event in public sale historical past”.

“The 2022 Fifa World Cup stands as one of many best occasions in sports activities historical past, intrinsically linked to Messi’s valiant journey and firmly establishing his standing as the best participant of all time,” Wachter added.

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