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PSG star, Lionel Messi, has been immortalized in his home country Argentina, as a training camp for the national football team has been renamed after him.
Head of the Argentine Football Association, Chiqui Tapia, made the announcement on Saturday, March 25.
“We lived a historic day in our Casa de Ezeiza, which from today will be renamed Lionel Andrés Messi, in homage to the best player in the world. I want to thank all the managers, players and employees of @afa for having been with us, once again”
Vivimos una jornada histórica en nuestra Casa de Ezeiza, que desde hoy, pasará a llamarse Lionel Andrés Messi, en homenaje al mejor jugador del mundo.
Quiero agradecer a todos los dirigentes, jugadores, jugadoras y empleados de @afa por haber estado junto a nosotros, una vez más pic.twitter.com/zuSek1Fb6F
— Chiqui Tapia (@tapiachiqui) March 25, 2023
Shortly after the announcement was made, Messi took to Instagram to express his delight. He wrote;
“This recognition is one of the most beautiful I have ever received. A great honour, thank you very much.”