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On a memorable Sunday night, December 18, Argentina’s win of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar brought immense delight and satisfaction throughout the stadium and across the world. Their star player, Lionel Messi, led the team to a remarkable success, with a 4-2 win in a penalty shootout following an exciting 3-3 draw with France that featured a hat-trick from Kylian Mbappe. It was a night of tension and captivation for all involved, ending the tournament in the most ideal way. Throughout the tournament, Messi‘s wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, was seen cheering from the sidelines with their children, all dressed in Argentina’s jerseys.

Antonella Roccuzzo is a 34-year-old Argentinian model and businesswoman with fame stemming from her marriage to the renowned footballer Lionel Messi. She is from Rosario, Argentina’s third largest city, and was raised in the same area as Messi. It is said that the two have been childhood sweethearts, having been introduced by Messi’s friend Lucas Scaglia, who also happens to be the cousin of Roccuzzo and used to play alongside Messi in the youth team of Newell’s Old Boys.

In 2009, Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo confirmed their relationship in an interview before they made it official by attending a carnival in Sitges after a Barcelona-Espanyol derby. The two were married in a grandiose wedding in their hometown of Rosario in 2017, which was dubbed ‘Argentina’s wedding of the century’ by the media. Their guests included Messi’s former teammate Gerard Pique and Shakira. The couple now has three sons, Thiago born 2012, Matteo born 2015, and Ciro born 2018, all of whom are apparently football enthusiasts; Thiago, their eldest, is said to be following in his father’s footsteps, as he is currently training with the youth team of Paris Saint-Germain.

Roccuzzo obtained her bachelor’s in Humanities and Social Sciences, After which she decided to further her studies by taking on postgraduate dentistry. However,  be close to her partner Lionel Messi during his time in Barcelona, she relocated from Argentina and has since become a renowned model. Her Instagram profile has amassed over an impressive 26 million followers.

In her appreciation of Lionel Messi, Roccuzzo conveyed her joy at his contribution to Argentina’s triumph in the FIFA World Cup 2022 by sharing heartfelt post. She opened her message with the words, “I don’t even know how to start,” followed by her admiration of Messi’s inspiring attitude of not giving up and battling until the end. She concluded with, “It’s finally done; you are a world’s champion. We know what you endured for so many years, what you were able to accomplish now!!! Let’s go, Argentina.”