A picture of world soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, published on their accounts at the same time, a day before the start of the 2022 World Cup, aroused the admiration of millions of fans around the world, and achieved millions of interactions across all platforms.
The Portuguese Ronaldo appeared facing Argentine Messi in a chess match on a bag made of a famous brand, in a joint business for the first time.
The advertisement, published by the French company “Louis Vuitton”, which specializes in fashion and luxury goods, also received wide reactions on social media, and many praised it, describing the idea as “historic”.
“Victory is a state of mind,” the company wrote on Twitter. “In addition to a long tradition of making the trunks of the world’s most iconic sports trophies, today the Maison celebrates two of football’s most talented players.”
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In addition, chess fans noticed that the chess pieces placed on the “Louis Vuitton” bag were completely identical to a famous match in the past between the veteran American champions Hikaru Nakamura and his Norwegian opponent Magnus Carlsen.
In turn, Magnus Carlsen wrote on his Twitter account that “the second greatest competition of our time imitates the greatest,” referring to his confrontation with Nakamura.
This comes, as Ronaldo and Messi are preparing for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, where Cristiano leads Portugal in a group that includes “Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea.”
Messi plays with Argentina in a group that includes “Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland.”
It is noteworthy that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi won the Golden Ball award for the best players in the world during the last decade since 2008, with the exception of 2018 and 2022.