Antonela Roccuzzo beams from stands as Lionel Messi leads Argentina into World Cup final with win over Croatia | The Sun

ANTONELA ROCCUZZO was spotted beaming with joy as she watched Lionel Messi lead Argentina into the World Cup final.

The 35-year-old superstar produced a goal and assist in the semis as his nation thrashed Croatia 3-0 on Tuesday.




Messi opened the scoring from the spot and in doing so became Argentina's all-time leading World Cup scorer with 11.

That took his tally to five at the tournament, making him joint-top with Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe in the chase for the Golden Boot.

And as he produced a dazzling display on the pitch, his wife was looking magical in the stands as she watched on.

After the whistle, Roccuzzo was spotted with a huge grin while wearing an Argentina shirt decked out with “Messi 10” as he raised two fists of joy down on the turf to celebrate.

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Roccuzzo, 34, was also accompanied by the couple’s three boys, Thiago, 9, Mateo, 6, and Ciro, 4 at the Lusail Stadium.

And she shared an adorable celebration snap of the four of them afterwards all celebrating with dad’s iconic jersey on.

Along with a host of the country’s flag emoji, she captioned the photo with: “I CANT EXPLAIN IT BECAUSE YOU WONT UNDERSTAND!!!!

“LET'S GO ARGENTINA!!! LETS GO @leomessi !!!!!” 

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Messi revealed his children are inspiring him to World Cup glory earlier in the tournament.

And he said that he was buzzing that his eldest, ten-year-old Thiago, is now old enough to appreciate his dad’s magic. 

Messi said: “From the beginning to the final whistle I was thinking about my family. 

“My children especially, as they are growing older and understand more. 

“We have had families before at World Cups – Thiago has been there but wasn’t aware what it meant. 

“I now see how they suffer and enjoy it. It’s something spectacular. 

“They are excited as all Argentinians – it’s amazing to share this with them.”

A host of Argentina players' Wags enjoyed dinner together before last night’s triumph.

a total of 19 of them posed for snaps ahead of a meal in Doha on Tuesday evening.

Among them were the partners of Emi Martinez, Nicolas Otamendi, Cristian Romero, Lautaro Martinez and Julian Alvarez.

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But Messi's wife was one of the few Wags who could not make the pre-game meal.

Argentina are now preparing for Sunday’s World Cup Final and they will discover who their opponents are when France take on Morocco tonight in the other semi-final.

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