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Messi calls the family right after the Copa Triumph

Rio de Janeiro, July 11 (IANS) Argentine striker Lionel Messi video called his family immediately from Maracana Stadium after Argentina won the Copa America Cup for the first time since 1993. The adorable moment has since gone viral on social media.

Messi called his wife Antonella Roccuzzo after Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final on Sunday. It is a well-known fact that Messi is extremely close to his wife and three children who currently live in Camp Nou, Barcelona. In the middle of the field, Messi was on a live video call with Antonella and boasted his winner’s medal with great happiness and pride.

When Antonella shared the screenshot of the video on Instagram, she wrote “Your happiness is mine! Congratulations, my love.”

Antonella also shared a video on Instagram of their three children – Thiago, Mateo and Ciro – singing a festive song after Argentina ended their 28-year wait for a Copa America title. The video with the caption “Vamos Argentina” has clocked more than three million views in just two hours.

The Copa America Trophy marks Messi’s first ever title in the international arena, something he avoided for a long time.

Messi could not score a goal in the final. But he still edged Neymar for the Golden Boot award. He scored five goals in the tournament and had equal assists.

Angel Di Maria’s goal in the 22nd minute gave Argentina the early lead. Brazil tried very hard to equalize but could not do so.

–IANS

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