The Argentine team that won the World Cup returned home.
Millions of Argentines took to the streets of Buenos Aires to cheer on the heroes.
Argentina defeated France on penalties in the World Cup final (2-2, 1-1, 11m-4-2).
Messi won the Ballon d'Or award for the second time in his career. He first won the award in 2014. at the World Cup, although Argentina lost to Germany in the final. Messi is the only one in history with such an index.