Incredible photo of Alvarez asking Messi for pic a decade ago goes viral as Argentina stars link up at World Cup

AN INCREDIBLE decade-old photo of a young Argentina World Cup hero Julian Alvarez and Lionel Messi has gone viral.

The pair combined to fire Argentina into a sixth World Cup final with a 3-0 win over Croatia.

TwitterAlvarez (bottom right) with Messi a decade ago[/caption]

Messi and Alvarez tore Croatia to shreds in the World Cup semi-finalRichard Pelham / The Sun

Alvarez, 22, won the penalty which Messi later converted.

The Manchester City star then got a goal of his own, finishing off an astonishing solo go.

Messi then twisted defender of the tournament Josko Gvardiol into a new dimension in the second half before putting the ball on a place for Alvarez to net his brace.

As the pair dismantled 2018 finalists Croatia, a decade-old photo resurfaced.

A young Alvarez couldn’t believe he managed to snap a pic with his idol.

The City ace now has FOUR World Cup goals in six games at the tournament.

Argentina will play current World Champions France OR surprise package Morocco on Sunday.

Les Bleus take on the North African side on Wednesday.

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However, Morocco are yet to concede a goal at the hands of an opposition player.

They have conceded just one goal, and it came from one of their own in Nayef Aguerd.

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