Messi madness in Argentina ahead of Qatar 2022 World Cup

Argentina will face Mexico in one of the most sought-after tickets of the group stage at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

And it will do so in this Lusail Stadium, where MARCA was present on Friday to witness the Lusail Super Cup between the Saudi champions, Al Hilal, and the Egyptian champions, Zamalek.

A match that will be the first international test of the impressive Lusail Stadium (80,000 capacity) before hosting 10 matches during the World Cup, including the aforementioned Mexico-Argentina match.

The most curious thing about this match, given the irrelevance of the result for the Spanish public, is what we found outside the stadium.

A large number of Qatari fans wearing Leo Messi’s Argentina jersey, in a sign that the Argentinian star has won the battle of the local fans against other stars who will be present at the World Cup.

Messi is one of the main symbols on the streets of Doha, both because of his association with the Argentinian national team and his involvement with Qatari-owned PSG.

The stadium for the final provided an extraordinary atmosphere, with a full house and good organisation for the first international test of what will be the main venue for the World Cup final on 18 December.