The Emir of Qatar made Messi wear a robe called the bisht, made of camel hair and goat wool and worn by royalty, before he lifted the World Cup Trophy.

In his crowning moment Messi’s white & light blue iconic Argentine jersey was covered by the robe the Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani made him wear just before he was handed the trophy.

The bisht is a robe made of camel hair and goat wool worn in the Arab world on special occassions. It is a garment worn by royalty or religious leaders.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino was also by the side of the Emir as the bisht was draped over Messi.