Thanks to BBC News for this:

A gallery of soccer great Lionel Messi celebrating Argentina’s World Cup win has become the most-liked Instagram post ever.

Hours after posting it, the footballer received more than 65 million likes – and the number is constantly rising.

Argentina defeated France on penalties in Sunday’s final in Qatar – their first World Cup triumph in 36 years.

Messi’s Instagram post scored over millions more likes than the previous record-breaking post – held by a simple picture of an egg.

After the World Cup final, Guinness World Records posted a series of records broken by the victor, noting Messi had surpassed Germany’s Lothar Matthäus for the record of most World Cup matches played, with 26 – as well as four other records.

Lionel Messi’s Records:

  • 11 – most World Cup Man of the Match awards
  • 19 – most World Cup appearances as captain
  • 5 – most appearances in World Cup tournaments by a male player
  • First person to assist (a goal) at five different World Cups

With the success of his latest gallery on Instagram, Messi has yet another record to add to his collection.

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