Fans of football were confused when they saw FIFA president Gianni Infantino put an Arabian cloak called a bisht on the shoulders of Lionel Messi.
As the captain of Argentina, Messi had the honor of taking the Golden Boot and lifting it with his happy teammates after La Abiceleste beat France in a tense penalty shootout. But as soon as he got the trophy in his hands, Infantino and the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, put a bisht on the 35-year-shoulders. old’s
Messi might have been a little confused during the short meeting, but he soon realized that having the robe put on him was a great honor.
But the interesting conversation between Infantino, who won the World Cup, and Al Thani has left a lot of people in the football world puzzled.
After Argentina beat France in the World Cup final in a shocking penalty shootout, Messi and his teammates couldn’t wait to lift the famous trophy and celebrate the country’s first World Cup win since 1986.
Messi’s teammates were waiting on the podium, so he had to wait a little longer to lift the trophy he hadn’t won in four previous World Cups.
Some fans and commentators were also confused when the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, gave the 35-year-old Argentine a traditional Arab bisht, a black-and-gold men’s cloak, which covered most of his match shirt. On formal occasions, dignitaries wear the item over a thawb, which is a long robe that ends at the ankles.