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Posted On: 19 December 2022 10:57 am
Updated On: 19 December 2022 11:51 am

What was the black robe given to Messi after winning the World Cup

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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The World Cup final saw Argentina battle it out with team France for the coveted golden trophy. Argentina won the World Cup final after 36 years, becoming the world champions.

During the awarding ceremony, Messi was given a black robe to wear before accepting the World Cup trophy. But why was he given that, and what is its significance?

The black robe is called a 'bisht', an outer garment worn in Arab countries. This garment is considered a symbol of nobility and royalty. It is worn during special occasions like weddings, ceremonies, official meetings and other special occasions.

After winning the World Cup, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani gifted the 'bisht' to Messi, which is a great honour, and Messi graciously wore it while accepting the trophy. He could also be seen wearing it during the celebrations with his team.

Check out our QTip to know more about the 'Bisht': #QTip: What's a bisht, and when do you wear one?

Have you ever seen people wearing a bisht in Qatar or any other Arab country?

Cover image credit: Amiri Diwan