Argentina names training center after Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi had the best time of his career in Qatar World Cup. After 36 years of regret, he brought the country the golden title of the football world stage.

This time, Argentina Football Association (AFA) showed more respect for Messi. The AFA has named the under-construction player hotel (training center) at Albiceleste after Messi.

AFA president Claudio Tapia, head coach Lionel Scaloni and Lionel Messi himself officially unveiled the bronze plaque at the Egiza. Then Tapia said the matter on their verified Twitter.

In it, he wrote, the training center formerly known as Casa de Egiza will be known as ‘Lionel Andres Messi’. We have come through a historic era at Casa de Egiza. Now it has been renamed as a tribute to the world’s greatest player of all time.

Tapia also mentioned that naming the player hotel after the World Cup-winning captain would be encouraging.

Meanwhile, Messi mentioned it as a special recognition. However, since being called up to the youth team in 2004, Messi has been enjoying the Egiza building and training facilities like others.

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