Revealed: The woman Lionel Messi romantically hugged during World Cup final celebrations is Argentina’s beloved team chef Antonia Farias who has worked with the national team for over a decade
The woman seen embracing Lionel Messi after Sunday’s World Cup final has been revealed to be chef Antonia Farias.
Much speculation gathered about the identity of the mysterious woman, with some believing that she was a member of the Messi family due to the tenderness of the hug. However, reports in Argentina indicate that she is a national team employee.
Footage emerged of Villas wearing an Argentina shirt and approaching Messi in post-match celebrations after Argentina’s penalty shootout victory over France.
Lionel Messi’s face lights up at the sight of Argentine chef Antonia Farias after winning the World Cup
The couple hug tightly as everyone in the Argentine camp celebrates the victory
The emotion was there to be seen from both Messi and Chef Farias in the post-match moment
Messi’s face lit up when he saw Farias wrapping her arms around the national team captain as the duo enjoyed an intense celebration.
According to Argentine newspaper Clarin, Farias has been a chef at La Albiceleste for the past decade and travels regularly with the team.
She was part of the preparation during last year’s COPA America and Finalissma wins at Wembley, and traveled to cook with the team in Qatar for the World Cup – four years after doing the same thing in Russia at the last Finals.
Messi and Farias share birthday celebrations together during a national team meeting
Chef is said to be much loved by the team, both for her culinary skills and her attitude around camp. So much so that she even gave her a birthday cake while they were in Russia along with Macy’s special day.
Messi was also joined on the field in the celebrations by his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, and their children, as each of them stood and took turns kissing the famous World Cup.
However, not a single congratulatory face was greeted with the same enthusiasm by Messi, the face of another cook, the famous Turkish chef Salt Bay.
Messi was also joined on the pitch by his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, and their children to celebrate his famous World Cup victory.
Messi reluctantly shook hands with Turkish chef Salt Pie who was somehow allowed onto the pitch during the festivities.
The 39-year-old, who found fame online, was somehow allowed onto the pitch after the trophy was presented and desperately tried to attract the attention of the Argentina captain.
However, Messi has weathered Bay’s lead and continues to enjoy the moment he had spent the past month dreaming of happening.
Thousands of fans greeted Messi and Argentina today in Buenos Aires as the returning champions paraded the World Cup across the country’s capital.
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