Lionel Messi generates passion among his fans. In the most unusual places, the Argentine star has followers who adore him and show it to them all the time. One of the countries where they have the most affection for him is Qatar and this Saturday, the captain of the national team made it clear with an imitation in the celebration after becoming champions of the Asian Cup.
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The continental tournament was held in Qatar with a large crowd for the locals. After beating Jordan 3-1 in the final, the trophy remained in their country and they became two-time champions.
Hassan Al-Haidos, captain of Qatar, received the same cape as Lionel Messi for being Asian Cup champions. (Photo: AP)
Hassan Al-Haidos, captain of Qatar, imitated Lionel Messi in the celebration for being champions of the Asian Cup. (Photo: AP)
As happened at the 2022 World Cup ceremony, when presenting the trophy, the organization gave the famous black cape with gold details to Hassan Al-Haidos, captain of the team, and the footballer did not hesitate to copy the Messi's little step before raising the cup with his teammates.
This gesture went viral on social networks and even the authorities present smiled when they saw the imitation. The fans, fans of Leo, did not hesitate to remember this scene and even compared the two 10s.
The Qatari celebration for being champions of the Asian Cup
The captain of the Qatar national team copied Lionel Messi in the celebration for being champions of the Asian Cup. (Video: qatar2023/IG)