WORLDCUP 2018: Lionel Messi Reveals How A Red Tie Brought him Luck
Lionel Messi scored a crucial goal for Argentina as they progressed to the knockout stage of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Nigeria.
But did one of the world’s greatest players have some extra luck thanks to a good luck gift given to him by a TV reporter?
Messi was interviewed after the game and asked by Rama Pantorotto if he still had the gift – a red thread – which had been given to him by his wife.
Not only did Messi remember the gesture – he revealed that he’d worn the gift around his ankle. As you can see from the video, the reporter looks absolutely shellshocked by the revelation.
The reporter says: “After the first game I gave you a good-luck amulet that my wife gave me. I don’t know if you still have it or threw it away…” Messi then shows he’s worn it during the game and leaves the reporter stunned.
It has been a difficult start to the World Cup for Argentina who struggled to make it out of the group after a disappointing 3-0 defeat against the group winners Croatia.
Argentina was on the brink of an ignominious early exit after the 3-0 loss to Croatia last time out, which will go down as one of their worst ever World Cup displays. The mood felt terminal after that encounter, but Nigeria’s success against Iceland a few hours later kept them in the hunt for the knockout rounds.
Argentina started brilliantly, dominating the first half and deservedly taking the lead through Messi. They then lost their way after the break, conceding an equaliser and struggling to create chances at the other end of the field, but Marcos Rojo – the unlikeliest of heroes – stepped up with a superb volleyed finish to win the game for the Albiceleste.
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