Lionel Messi’s jersey collection from the 2022 World Cup is poised to achieve a new world record, surpassing £8 million at the upcoming auction at Sotheby’s New York later this month, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Argentina captain played a pivotal role in securing the trophy for his country in Qatar, scoring five goals and providing two assists throughout the tournament. His outstanding performances at the World Cup contributed to him clinching the Ballon d’Or for a record eighth time.

The anticipated sale of Messi’s jerseys for over £8 million is expected to surpass the existing world record, previously set by Steve Hodge. Hodge had sold Diego Maradona’s iconic ‘Hand of God’ jersey from the 1986 World Cup quarter-final last year, achieving a record-breaking sale of approximately £7.1 million for football memorabilia.