Lionel Messi gets up next to the World Cup after Argentina’s celebrations

Lionel Messi woke up next to the World Cup after a night of wild celebrations on Argentina’s return home.

Hundreds of thousands of adoring fans greeted the players in Buenos Aires after they returned from Qatar on Monday following their dramatic victory over France.

But Messi finally seems to have managed to find some peace – along with the glamorous trophy that many thought was destined to win.

Lionel Messi woke up next to the World Cup after Argentina returned home from Qatar to be greeted by hundreds of thousands of celebrating fans in Buenos Aires.

Messi was all smiles as he cradled the trophy in bed the morning after tonight's big party

Messi was all smiles as he cradled the trophy in bed the morning after tonight’s big party

Messi embraced the famous Golden Cup while sipping a drink in his hotel room

Messi embraced the famous Golden Cup while sipping a drink in his hotel room

He posted three photos on Instagram of him tucked next to the gold cup and simply captioned it: “Good morning!”

The first shot showed Messi sleeping next to the trophy, and the second showed him sitting in bed and smiling while wearing a ceremonial jersey with three stars to represent Argentina’s three World Cup victories.

The third showed Messi enjoying his morning drink while cradling the trophy.

It seems Messi hasn’t given up on the trophy since Argentina landed at Ezeiza International Airport at around 2.20am local time on Tuesday morning after the grueling 21-hour flight back from Qatar.

Messi was the first to step off the plane and hold up the trophy for the crowd to see before he and coach Lionel Scaloni left.

Then I climbed onto an open-top bus to cruise the streets of the capital as hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans gathered to welcome their heroes home.

Captain Messi carries the World Cup on the bus after the team returns to Argentina

Captain Messi carries the World Cup on the bus after the team returns to Argentina

Messi was still clutching his glittering trophy when he joined his teammates on the Champions Bus

Messi was still clutching his glittering trophy when he joined his teammates on the Champions Bus

Captain Messi embraced the World Cup as the Argentines returned home after their victory

Captain Messi embraced the World Cup as the Argentines returned home after their victory

Messi and his teammates came close to falling from the back of the exposed bus shortly after their arrival.

The video shows Messi and four teammates, including Leandro Paredes and Di Maria, being forced to duck under an overhead power cable at the last second as they slowly drive through a sea of ​​jubilant Argentine fans.

Messi scored twice during the World Cup final at Lusail Stadium, adding to his total tally of seven goals for the tournament, and finally claiming the only trophy that has so far eluded him throughout his sensational career.

Scaloni, who burst into tears after Gonzalo Montiel scored the winning penalty, wrapped his arm around his captain as the two waved to their greeters on the stand.

Lionel Messi and Argentina returned as champions when they landed at Ezeiza International Airport

Lionel Messi and Argentina returned as champions when they landed at Ezeiza International Airport

Argentina received a hero's welcome after returning from Qatar as world champions

Argentina received a hero’s welcome after returning from Qatar as world champions

Argentina's players celebrated on an open-top bus after landing at Buenos Aires Airport

Argentina’s players celebrated on an open-top bus after landing at Buenos Aires Airport

The Argentine national team landed in Argentina in the early hours of Tuesday morning

The Argentine national team landed in Argentina in the early hours of Tuesday morning

Messi was followed by his teammates, including veteran Ángel Di Maria, whose volley doubled Argentina’s lead in the first half of the final before France recovered.

Goalkeeper Martinez, who sealed his victory with his black arts during the penalty shootout, also received a standing ovation.

Despite the long journey, the players were still in a jubilant mood as they waved to their adoring fans from the top of the bus that had “World Champions” written on the side.

The Bus of Champions crawled through the streets of Buenos Aires and fans flocked to the streets to catch a glimpse of their champions.

Fireworks lit up the sky above the crowd, which was several rows deep, and the band “La Mosca” was playing.

Fans lined the streets near the airport to greet the Argentine World Cup winners

Fans lined the streets near the airport to greet the Argentine World Cup winners

Thousands of fans welcomed Argentina back to Buenos Aires after winning the World Cup

Thousands of fans welcomed Argentina back to Buenos Aires after winning the World Cup

The flight – with the World Cup in Grain and departing at 5am Argentina time – refueled in the Italian capital, Rome, before heading to Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport.

In total, there were two planes for the champions’ entourage, including players, coaches, staff, and family members.

After relegation, the jubilant players are expected to begin displaying the trophy to their adoring fans, including at the famous Obelisk landmark in the center of the Argentine capital.

Fans in the Argentine capital poured into the streets as they await the return of the World Cup winners.

The players (pictured Rodrigo de Paul, Leandro Paredes and Lautaro Martínez) donned special adidas shirts for the occasion with their three stars on the front for their three World Cup victories.

The players (pictured Rodrigo de Paul, Leandro Paredes and Lautaro Martínez) donned special adidas shirts for the occasion with their three stars on the front for their three World Cup victories.

The Bus of Heroes crawled through the streets of Buenos Aires in crowds several rows deep

The Bus of Heroes crawled through the streets of Buenos Aires in crowds several rows deep

Despite the long journey, the players were still in a jubilant mood as they waved to the crowd

Despite the long journey, the players were still in a jubilant mood as they waved to the crowd

Despite the late arrival of the plane, many remained awake to gather outside the headquarters of the Argentine Football Association to receive the team.

They created a festive atmosphere, playing drums and singing as they continued to celebrate their country’s victory on football’s greatest stage.

Many donned the national team jersey, especially Messi’s number 10, to welcome the players home.

Flags were draped and hung from anything possible, including vehicles, while a giant replica of the Jules Rimet Trophy was suspended from a crane.

Some fans were even seen on horseback waving the country’s flag, while a replica of the World Cup was displayed in front of them.

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