“A 12-year-old boy who took a picture with Messi 10 years ago scored three goals in the World Cup semi-final,” said
Julian Alvarez, who led Argentina to victory in the World Cup semi-final in Qatar.
Argentina won 3-0 in the semi-final against Croatia held at Lusail Stadium on the 14th (Korean time).
Alvarez scored 2 goals, Lionel Messi scored 1 goal. The two showed great teamwork as they assisted each other and created a penalty kick.
On this day, every time Álvarez scored a goal, he ran to Messi and hugged him. Messi hugged Alvarez and shared the joy.
The 22-year-old is known to be a big fan of Messi. He even posted a picture he took with Messi 10 years ago on his social media.
Álvarez posted this photo on Messi’s birthday in June 2015 and wrote, “Happy birthday to the greatest player in history. Thank you so much my idol.”
Even through the usual interview, “Messi has been the idol of me and my family since I was young. Messi is a hero to me,” he said, “It was a dream to play in the national team with Messi.”
So, the little fan who admired Messi has fulfilled his dream of playing in the World Cup 안전놀이터 with his idol 10 years later. Moreover, this World Cup is also Messi’s ‘last dance’, the last opportunity for the two to match their breath.
The Foreign Press Insider reported, “Alvarez’s dream has come true in a much bigger way.”
Football fans are also delighted with Alvarez’s story. Many people took to Alvarez’ social media to congratulate him, commenting on pictures of him with Messi in the past.
Alvarez also expressed his joy by uploading a photo of him celebrating with Messi.
Meanwhile, Argentina will hold the final at 0:00 on the 19th in Korea time. The opponent is the winning team of the semi-final between France and Morocco, which will be held at 4 am tomorrow.