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Messi tribute video by Argentina's NT goes viral

WATCH: Argentina's National Team celebrates Messi's comeback with viral video

March 21, 2019 By Oscar Rojas
The Argentine ace will return with La Albiceleste on Friday after a nine-month hiatus, and the football association did not want that fact to go overlooked.

Lionel Messi will be included in at least one of the two friendlies Argentina is scheduled to play during this international break, and maybe because some execs from Argentina's Football Association (AFA) believed that Messi was retiring for good, they decided to pay tribute to their all-time top scorer with an emotional video.

The clip, which lasts just over a minute, take a look at some of Messi's finest moments with La Albiceleste throughout the years. The video is called "Ten Argentineans in One", hinting that each and everyone of Argentina's citizens should relate to the class, the artistry and the leadership shown by Messi.

Some think it's a bit over the top to tribute Messi -especially when he's preparing to face Venezuela-, but that did not stop AFA from putting together this video.

Have a look at the clip right here. We will include the translation for your viewing pleasure.

"Messi is back! Let's enjoy him!

"There's an Argentinean that has Bergoglio's faith and Fangio's speed. He "plays" like Piazzola and scores like Ginóbili, and he will make your heart beat like Favaloro. Amazing, huh?"

"Inside the box, he's like Gardel, he'll smash like Sabatini and if you dare to give him two meters, he'll leave you speechless, like Borges. He flies with the ball glued to his feet like a Pagani Zonda, if he faces you, he'll draw on your face like Quinquela."

"Did you do the math? He's like ten Argentines in one! And there are still people who believe he's from another planet? Maybe. But he's from a planet full of geniuses called Argentina."

"This Friday, Messi will return to the National Team. A genius carrying the illusions of 50 million Argentineans on his shoulders. Don't miss it!"

 

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Argentina 1 - 3 Venezuela

March 22, 2019 4:00pmEstadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid)

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