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.