The Argentine captain scored twice and then converted his penalty in the shootout as he finally got his hands on the famous trophy.

But after collecting the Golden Ball for the best player at Qatar 2022 and then lifting the trophy with his team-mates, Messi took time to soak in the moment with his nearest and dearest.

Wife Antonela Roccuzzo and their sons Thiago, ten, Mateo, seven and Ciro, four, as well as his parents and extended family all joined him on the pitch

The lads took turns to hold the Golden Ball trophy and their dad's World Cup winner's medal. They posed for selfies or possibly a video call

And Antonela, who seemed to wipe away tears of joy, even got her hands on the main piece of silverware, giving it a kiss and raising it aloft - before the boys did the same.

The family posed for selfies and photos together while Messi embraced and kissed his wife who went through the whole range of emotions in the stands during the thrilling clash.

She was on her feet cheering on her man after he stuck away his 23rd-minute penalty to open the scoring.