The Argentine government declared December 20 a national holiday, TyC Sports reported. The national team that won the world title returned to Buenos Aires from Doha.
Argentina won the World Cup again after 36 years. Messi, 35, won the Ballon d'Or award for the second time as the World Cup's best player.
The Argentine team in the final of the 2018 World Cup. defeated world champion France from penalties (2-2, 1-1, 11m-4-2). Messi was the author of a double, he also converted the penalty and was awarded the best player of the final.