During the honoring of the Argentine national team, winner of the World Cup in Qatar – on Monday – in Paraguay by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), an Argentine child appeared affected by the star Lionel Messi with his words and cried Lionel Scaloni coach "Tango".

José Aldrada, who looked moved when he took to the stage, said he was "grateful and happy to be in front of the world champions, the best team in the universe and in the world, thank you for winning the Copa America and the World Cup, the players are all special and exceptional, I will keep this moment all my life," and thanked his friend who filmed the video and was the reason for his fame.

In the video, which went viral in Argentina and was posted when the "tango" qualified for the quarter-finals, Jose said in tears: "We are in the quarter-finals and we do not lack anything until we win the title and the team returns to its best position in the world, we deserve to be world champions, we will win and I will stay with my country until my death."

The Argentine players and coach were clearly moved by Jose's words, as Messi, goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and others listened to his words, and were affected by his tears, while Scaloni and player Enzo Fernandez wept emotionally.


Jose is famous for this video during the World Cup and the video went viral in Argentina and in the world, his words were touching and he was confident in the team!



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At the same ceremony, Messi saw the unveiling of a statue of him that will be placed in the Confederation's Museum alongside statues of the late Brazilian legends Pele and Argentine Diego Maradona.

The "Night of the Stars" was influential for the players and their coach Lionel Scaloni present at Asunción, the headquarters of the confederation.

The moment the statue of the legend Messi was revealed



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Messi, 35, seven-time world player of the year, said: "I'm very happy. That's what I was missing. I managed to achieve everything in football. I thank my colleagues for this beautiful gift they gave me. Now, I can enjoy what's left, no matter what."

Messi succeeded in his fifth appearance in the World Cup by winning the prestigious title, adding to the Copa America and an impressive set of titles at club level, mostly with Barcelona.

Argentine singer Soledad Pastorutti also dedicated her song "Brindes" to Maradona, who led Argentina to their second title at the 1986 World Cup with a great individual effort.

"It's an honor, this is a song that was given to me 17 years ago, on the cover of that record I was wearing the Argentina shirt twirling my poncho, I sang it to Diego (Maradona) in 2006 and now to you (Leo Messi)." – Soledad Pastorutti 🥺pic.twitter.com/Lqh9xC7jzN

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The French Paris Saint-Germain player had posted the song on social media to share what he experienced in the World Cup in Qatar, especially the final against France, which ended on penalties after a 3-3 draw in the original and extra time.

The singer descended from the stage to Messi's seat holding his hand as she sang, Messi added, "Very touching to perform this song for me, it's a wonderful moment."

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez presented a version of the World Cup to Messi, describing him as "the leader and reference of world football".

In a video via artificial intelligence and holograming, Pele and Maradona spoke about Messi's uncanny talent.

A Diego Maradona and Pelé hologram!pic.twitter.com/QMqXdRYI04

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Messi revealed that "apart from all the emotion we receive, we have not yet understood what it means to be world champions."

Argentina beat Panama 2-0 on Thursday in Buenos Aires, which celebrated its players in the first match after World Cup, and will meet submerged Curaçao tonight to celebrate with its fans in the north of the country in Santiago del Estero.

If Argentina win the match, it means they will top the FIFA world rankings and dislodge Brazil from the top after losing 1-2 to Morocco a few days ago.