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Argentina Squad Wake Up Lionel Messi And Surprise Him With Gifts On 34th Birthday

Jack Kenmare

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Argentina Squad Wake Up Lionel Messi And Surprise Him With Gifts On 34th Birthday

A number of Argentina players decided to give teammate Lionel Messi a wholesome surprise on his 34th birthday.

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner, who is currently representing his national side at the Copa America, was handed a birthday cake and several gifts on Thursday morning as the likes of Angel Di Maria and Nicolas Otamendi watched on.


As you can see in the footage above, Messi and his roommate Sergio Aguero are woken up by players and backroom staff before being handed a number of gifts, including a cap and what appears to be wine.

The Barcelona forward posted the footage on his official Instagram earlier with the caption: "Thank you very much for a special day, even though I am not with the family who I miss a lot at the moment."

Throughout the day, many accounts on social media have extended their birthday wishes to one of the all-time greats.

Messi will no doubt feature for Argentina in their upcoming Copa America clash against Bolivia on June 29.

Lionel Scaloni's side, who currently sit top of Group A with seven points, have already secured a place in the quarter-final stage of the competition after wins against Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile.

Thoughts on Messi's birthday surprise?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Lionel Messi/Instagram

Topics: Football, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Copa America

Jack Kenmare
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