What was the black robe Lionel Messi wore at the World Cup celebration?

Images of Messi lifting the trophy will become as iconic as the man himself, but there’s one detail that has piqued your curiosity: what was he wearing while celebrating with his jubilant teammates?

When Messi collected the trophy from the FIFA president gianni infantinowas encouraged by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, dress in black before leading the Argentine festivities.

Messi was then captured in his pinnacle moment wearing the robe, which covered Argentina’s iconic white and light blue jersey, but soon took it off as celebrations spread throughout the stadium.

What does the black robe represent and why was he wearing it?

What was Lionel Messi wearing during the trophy ceremony?

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