After 28 years, the selection of Argentina again won a title of great importance in world football. Alviceleste's campaign had an undeniable highlight: the best player in the history of FC Barcelona. In your tribute to the Argentine fans, Messi dedicates title to Maradona, and recalled that “everyone should continue to take care of themselves, because there is still a long way to go before we return to normality”.
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Read Messi's message in full
“At Maracanã, and in the derby against Brazil… It was an incredible Cup. We know that we can still improve a lot, but the truth is that we left our soul on the field, and I feel extremely proud and lucky to be the captain of this spectacular group.
I want to dedicate this success to my family, who have always given me the strength to move forward, to my friends, who I love so much, to all the people who support us, and especially to the 45 million Argentines who have suffered from this fucking virus. This title is for all of you. And, of course, to Diego [Maradona] who, of course, supported us from where he is.
In order to continue partying, we have to continue taking care of ourselves. We cannot forget that there is still a long way to go before we return to normality. Take advantage of this happiness to grab some strength and fight together to defeat this virus.
Thank you, God, for everything you've given me, and thank you for being born Argentine!”