When Lionel Messi returned to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after his triumphs with Argentina at the FIFA World Cup, PSG sensation Neymar greeted him with open arms. The Brazilian international player smiled widely and inquired about the health of the world champion.
On December 18, 2022, in Qatar, Lionel Messi and the Argentina national team won the FIFA World Cup. Argentina’s 4-2 victory over France in a tight final was secured thanks in large part to his brace and a perfect penalty kick in the shootout (3-3 after extra time).
Messi won the Golden Ball after netting seven goals and assisting on three more (Player of the Tournament).
The 35-year-old missed PSG’s past two games against Strasbourg and Lens because he went on an extended vacation after helping his country win the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 36 years. Upon his arrival back in Paris on Tuesday, January 3, Lionel Messi caught up with many of his teammates the next day.
Neymar greeted his former Barcelona buddy with a bear hug in the locker room, clearly overjoyed to have him back in training.