On Thursday night in Colombia after the match that saw him score once in a 6-6 tie, Messi confirmed that he and Antonella Roccuzzo his girlfriend are expecting.
In his words, Lionel messi said,
“I didn’t want to say anything,”
He also told reporters in Mexico.
“We are very private people. But our joy is so great, we decided to make the announcement.”
Rumors of that impending birth started circulating a few weeks ago, when Messi scored a goal against Ecuador and placed the ball under his shirt, mimicking a pregnancy.
Saturday at Sun Life, Messi put the ball in his more customary spot — the back of the net. Fittingly as the sport’s best player, he got the game’s first goal. Messi hit a booming strike from the middle, just outside the 18-yard box, to make it 1-0 in the 11th minute.
The quick goal pleased the fans, who had starting sing Ole ole Ole...then Messi Messi Mess...the match eventually ended 7-7 with Messi scoring a hat-trick, in a match that saw didier Drogba lace his boots too with a goal.