Wed 21 December 2022 | 15:14

Brazil invites rivals, Lionel Messi, to the Maracana Hall of Fame

Leading Argentina to Copa America and World Cup triumph, Lionel Messi is seemingly appreciated by La Albiceleste's bitter rivals as they reportedly asked him to join their hall of fame.

Led by the 6-time Ballon d'Or winner,



was crowned as the 2022 World Cup champions overcoming France in the final. After a 3-3 draw in 120 minutes, the Argentine players won 4-2 in the penalty shoot-outs to lift the 2022 World Cup trophy.

Being backed by Ronaldo Nazario and Pele,

Lionel Messi

scored 7 goals in their path to glory, including a brace in the final, to be named the Player of the Tournament. Now according to


, the Maracana Hall of Fame's administrator took the matters further as they have sent an invitation to the Argentina Football Association to add Messi to their hall of fame, including the likes of Pele, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, and Garrincha.

Brazil legend


reacted after Messi’s triumph in Qatar:

"Congratulations Argentina! Certainly Diego is smiling now.

"Today, football continues to tell its story, as always, in an enthralling way. Messi winning his first World Cup, as his trajectory deserved.”



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source: Sport.es

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