The legendary Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo posted on social media about his first-ever collaboration agreement with his enduring opponent, Lionel Messi, just one night before the commencement of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The pair, who have competed together on the grand stage of football for many years, portraying themselves as the game’s greatest players ever, have had a number of lucrative business dealings.
But on this particular occasion, both icons worked together as part of a joint sponsorship contract for well-known luxury clothing company Louis Vuitton.
Since Ronaldo’s social media post announcing the sponsorship arrangement with the phrase “Victory is a state of mind,” which garnered millions of responses from football fans around the world, the Internet has been in a frenzy.
Ronaldo’s Facebook post received more than six million likes, 300 comments, and shares. His Twitter account received 16 comments and more than 200 retweets. His Instagram, the most popular social media platform worldwide, received more than 27 million likes.
On Facebook, Lionel Messi has received over five million likes and 200k comments, while on Instagram, he has received over 21 million likes and 200k comments. Ronaldo and Messi both published the post at the same time.
Messi and Ronaldo, who are both in their late 30s and nearing the conclusion of productive careers, will compete in their fifth and, it would seem, last World Cup in Qatar.
On November 24, against Ghana, Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portuguese teammates in Group H will begin their World Cup campaign. The A Seleço will be looking for their first victory over the Black Stars.
Argentina’s national squad, led by Lionel Messi, will take on Saudi Arabia on November 22 before taking on Poland, captained by Robert Lewandowski, on November 30 in Group C.
Portugal will have to defeat opponents in Ghana, South Korea, and Uruguay in Group H, whereas Argentina is paired with Mexico, Poland, and Saudi Arabia in Group C.
Among the greatest scorers at the international level, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, will try to win the World Cup in Qatar. With 117 goals overall, Ronaldo leads all international goal scorers; Lionel Messi is second with 91 goals, lagging behind former Iranian star Ali Daei, who has 109 goals.