Argentina Rename its Training Center in Honor of Lionel Messi

Argentina honored the achievements of Lionel Messi by naming the sports complex of the Argentine national team after him.


Just a few months after winning the World Cup and the FIFA title “The Best “, the coronation of the Argentine international footballer continues. Lionel Messi received a new important distinction from the president of the Argentine Football Federation, Claudio Tapia, who renamed the training center of his national team to the name of “Lionel Andrés Messi” on March 25.


At 35, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has won every possible trophy with Argentina: the World Cup (2022), but also the Copa America (2021) and the Olympic Games (2008). He is also the top scorer (99) and the most capped player (173) in the history of his selection and continues to make the rain and the good weather in the best Asian bookmakers.


The Legend of Messi


The native of Rosario is a particularly creative and complete Argentine international player.  He is both a striker and a playmaker, with more than 800 goals and 350 assists in his career, in more than 1,000 professional games. He is definitely the best scorer in the history of the Spanish league, Barcelona and South American teams. He also holds the world record for the number of goals scored in a season.  He has won the Ballon d’Or seven times and is considered one of the best soccer players of any generation.


Lionel Messi is a little more in the history of Argentina. American champion with the Albiceleste in 2021 against Brazil, the Argentine crack became world champion in Qatar in 2022, like his predecessor Diego Maradona. This title has definitely reconciled the Argentine people and the player of Paris Saint-Germain.


In Qatar, Messi became part of the history of soccer, of the Argentine national team, and totally changed dimensions. He also added to his list of achievements his third “The Best” trophy of the year 2022, so he is already very satisfied. However, the recognitions follow one another and on March 25, 2023, the Argentine Football Federation had a strong gesture towards its number 10.


“A Very Special Tribute”


The Casa de Ezeiza, in Buenos Aires, is the sports complex of the Argentine national team, but from now on it will be known as the “Lionel Andrés Messi Training Center”, in “honor of the best player in the world” as declared by the president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) Claudio Tapia, after unveiling the new plaque of the center.


The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is currently with the national team, was present for the occasion, along with AFA president Claudio Tapia and coach Lionel Scaloni, and unveiled the plaque with his name on it. “This recognition is one of the most beautiful I have ever received,” Messi posted on Instagram. “A great honor, thank you very much!”


Renovation and Expansion Planned


The Lionel Andrés Messi Training Center will be completely renovated, and a three-story hotel, a high-performance technology training center, a recovery room as well as an auditorium for 360 people will be built around the existing fields. I’m very happy, this tribute is very special,” said the Paris Saint-Germain striker, who attended the inauguration on Saturday and is now a household name. Knowing that this place is going to be called Lionel Andrés Messi is something beautiful.”


The same man who was insulted by his teammate Nicolas Burdisso, whistled by the public, criticized by the press and disappointing on the field in 2011, is the one being celebrated today. This is proof that determination, a strong mind and self-sacrifice continue to produce good results. And good results you can also get with the best betting brokers in India.


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