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Lionel Messi sculpture to remain close to Diego Maradona and Pele at the CONMEBOL exhibition hall.


Lionel Messi got out of Diego Maradona’s shadow by driving Argentina to World Cup triumph last year and a sculpture of the minor forward will remain close by those of his ancestor and Brazil extraordinary Pele at the South American league’s exhibition hall.The 35-year-old imitated the late Maradona by driving Argentina to their first World Cup win in quite a while in Qatar in December.

My first motive is to appreciate my hard work when I had not achieved anything and today I became the most valuable player because I chased something big enough in life, says Messi.The Argentine Football League renamed the public group’s preparation office after Messi on Saturday, two days after he scored his 800th career goal in a 2-0 victory over Panama.

Messi has scored 99 goals for his nation and would become the primary Argentina player to net 100 global goals on the off chance that he scores in Tuesday’s friendly against Curacao.

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