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Heartwarming Moment Lionel Messi’s Teammates Wake Him Up to Sing Happy Birthday

A heartwarming video of Lionel Messi’s teammates waking him up to sing a Happy Birthday to him has emerged online.

Lionel Messi has been integral in Argentina’s campaign in Copa America. The Barcelona icon, who is currently on international duty with Argentina turned 34 on Thursday, June 24. And his teammates wasted no time in treating him to a surprise bash, with a video shared by ESPN showing them appearing to wake the six-time Ballon d’Or winner from his sleep.

The teammates, who included Sergio Aguero surprised Messi with gifts as they sang a happy birthday song for the star forward. The two-minute video sent social media users into a meltdown, with many taking the time to send Messi best wishes on his special day, while others used the moment to make fun of the entire situation.

One said: “Nice gesture guys next give him the biggest gift, an international trophy and good performance in matches.”

Another added: “This is beautiful to watch. And for the first time, I kinda feel for him. Maybe he should get the Copa? Else they host it again next year.”

A third joked: “Aguero sleeping next to Messi is the team goal for me.”

Messi, meanwhile, will be hoping to get a better gift in the Copa America title, with Argentina among favourites to win the competition. La Albiceleste are already through to the quarterfinals of the tournament with two group fixtures to spare.

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