Lionel Messi Welcomes First Child: Thiago

Lionel Messi (ARG) during Germany - Argentina 4-0, quaterfinal of the World Cup 2010, held at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town

Congratulations are in order for Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo!

The football star, 25, and his girlfriend welcomed a son named Thiago on Friday (November 2), Daily Mail reports.

The Argentina playmaker, who is dubbed as the world’s best football player, missed training to be with Antonella for the birth of their first child. But Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova confirmed he will play in the match against Celta Vigo on Saturday.

“In principle he’ll be available for the match,” stated Vilanova. “It won’t change anything that he hasn’t trained for one day, it’s not significant.”`

On Saturday Messi scored his 300th career goal.

The football star announced the pregnancy in June.

“I didn’t want to say anything because we never discuss our private lives, but it’s confirmed and it’s a joy for my family and her family,” the Barcelona player added. “We’re looking forward to that moment.”

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  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to possibly the best football player in the game today.

  • Richard Owusu

    i love messi

  • faybean Palmer

    Congratulation we love u’all one love Jamaica

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