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18th Dec 2022

Lionel Messi’s son writes emotional letter to his father ahead of World Cup final

Callum Boyle

Lionel Messi could win the World Cup for the first time

Lionel Messi’s 10-year-old son Thiago has written a letter to his father ahead of the World Cup final.

Argentina face France at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday in what is expected to be Messi’s final game at international level and therefore, his last attempt to win the World Cup.

Messi’s wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, has shared a letter written by his son in the build-up to the final, in which he quotes the entirety of ‘Muchachos’ – a song which takes aim at England over the Falklands War.

It starts by saying: “I was born in Argentina, land of Diego [Maradona] and Lionel.

“Of the kids from Malvinas that I will never forget. I can’t explain it to you because you won’t understand. The finals we lost, for how many years I cried for her, but that ended in the Maracana, the final with the brazuqas, Dad won it again.

“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 has recently become the number one tune on Spotify after footage of Messi and his Argentinian teammates singing it after their semi final win against Croatia went viral.

The lyrics include a line saying “Ingleses putos de Malvinas no me olvido’, which roughly translates to “f***ing English in the Falklands, I don’t forget”.

‘Las Malvinas’ is the Spanish term for the Falklands while the word ‘putos’ has homophobic connotations to it but can also be used to describe someone as a coward.

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