The much-anticipated match between Argentina and Uruguay took place at Estadio La Bombonera in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Following the game, fans were left wondering what had gotten to Messi, who appeared dejected.
Lionel Messi’s six shirts worn during Argentina’s triumphant run at the 2022 World Cup will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s, with the collection expected to become the “most valuable collection of sports memorabilia.” One of the shirts included is the one Messi wore during the first half of the final in Qatar. The collection is estimated to sell for over $10 million, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the UNICAS Project, which helps children suffering from rare diseases.
Bidding for the shirts will be open from Nov. 30 to Dec. 14 and will coincide with a public exhibition to showcase the collection. The exact amount of donation was not disclosed by Sotheby’s but it is said that it will support UNICAS Project. The record for the highest price paid for a game-worn sports memorabilia item is currently held by Michael Jordan’s jersey from the opening game of the 1998 NBA Final, which sold for $10.1 million last year.