The image that goes around the world

An image destined to enter football history and beyond. Today, practically at the same time, Cristiano Ronaldo And the Leo Messi They posted on their own accounts Instagram A photo showing them together on the eve of the start of a programme World Cup in Qatar.

For both of them it will be the last chance to win a contest Globalism With their national team and decide which is really bigger.

Come to think of it, in this shot it is “only” included 12 golden balls.

Qatar, fans raving about the arrival of the Portuguese CR7 (and Leo)

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Qatar, fans raving about the arrival of the Portuguese CR7 (and Leo)

Messi and CR7, portrayed by Leibovitz, rave fans

The photo was taken for commercial reasons, by the well-known haute couture brand Louis Vuitton. This shot was credited to one of the greatest photographers still alive, ie Annie Leibovitz The person who has edited the covers of major fashion magazines, music, etc. (eg most of the photo shoots Lennon And the Yoko Ono on me Rolling stones).

In the photo they both posted to Instagram, No, Ronaldo that Messi They are photographed in casual clothes while, with intense focus, playing a game of chess on a beautiful suitcase Louis Vuittonwith the distinctive checkered font.

The post’s caption reads: “Victory is a state of mind. A long tradition of handmade bags photographed by @annieleibovitz for louisvuitton.” Writing in Spanish and English depending on who posted the photo.

Needless to say, this shot went viral around the world within a few minutes, creating excitement and impatience among the fans, who can’t wait to witness the exploits of their stars on the pitch. And if these two should make it to the final…

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