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PHOTOS: Argentina Stars Celebrate Messi On 31st Birthday

PHOTOS: Argentina Stars Celebrate Messi On 31st Birthday

Even with elimination from the Russia 2018 World Cup casting a huge shadow over their camp, Argentina players took time out on Sunday to celebrate their captain Lionel Messi who clocked 31 years on the day.

Argentina will crash out of the World Cup if they fail to beat Nigeria on Tuesday in St Petersburg.
The Super Eagles will join Group D leaders Croatia in the next round if they defeat Argentina. A draw will be enough for Nigeria if Croatia avoid defeat against Iceland.

Messi, who has scored 64 goals in 126 appearances for Argentina since his senior debut in 2005, has struggled in Russia along with his teammates.


But the Barcelona superstar was full of smiles on Sunday as he was presented with a birthday cake and a portrait.

The Argentina team Twitter account shared several pictures of the celebration as a member of their backroom staff also celebrated her 39th birthday.

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