Lionel Messi’s son writes message to dad ahead of World Cup final – and quotes whole of Argentina’s anti-England song

LIONEL MESSI has received a message of encouragement from his 10-year-old son ahead of today’s World Cup final.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner will take to the pitch for his final World Cup match this evening with hopes of lifting the iconic Jules Rimet trophy.

GettyMessi will make his final World Cup appearance this evening[/caption] 10-year-old son wrote him a letter before the game[/caption]

ReutersMessi’s wife Antonela their children are supporting from the stands[/caption]

His family will support him and Argentina from the stands of the Lusail Stadium throughout the historic match, but 10-year-old Thiago wanted to make sure that his dad received one final message of encouragement before stepping out onto the pitch.

In a letter shared on social media by Messi‘s wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, the youngster quotes ‘Muchachos’, the Argentinian song of which the PSG star and his national teammates sung after they defeated Croatia on Tuesday.

The letter, written in Spanish, reads: “I was born in Argentina, land of Diego [Maradona] and Lionel.

“Boys, now we are excited again, I want to win the third, I want to be world champion, and we can see Diego from heaven, with Don Diego and La Tota, rooting for Lionel.”

The song – which includes the lyrics: “Ingleses putos de Malvinas no me olvido”, which roughly translates to “f***ing English in the Falklands, I don’t forget.” – became the most played song in Argentina earlier this week following the semi-final win.

The Sky Blue and Whites celebrated the victory by chanting the anti-English song in the dressing room.

Lisandro Martinez and Julian Alvarez, who play their football in England at Manchester United and City respectively, could be seen joining in.

The duo’s involvement angered many fans of both United and City as a result.


Argentina will take on reigning champions France in today’s World Cup final.

Messi is set to battle PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe for the golden boot, with both players currently on five goals.

EPAAntonela has been pictured wearing an Argentina shirt with ‘Messi 10’ on the back[/caption]