Lionel Messi’s brutal put down of Wout Weghorst at World Cup has been made into t-shirts and tea cups in Argentina

Lionel Messi Wout Weghorst
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Lionel Messi's heated confrontation with Wout Weghorst at Argentina's quarter-final win against the Netherlands at World Cup 2022 has now been turned into merchandise and commodified in the South American country, such is the adoration for Messi's passion in that moment. 

Tensions were sky-high as Argentina narrowly scraped past the Netherlands on penalties, after squandering a two-goal lead in normal time as Wout Weghorst scored a perfectly executed free-kick routine to level the scores in the final minute of the game. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.