Believe or burst
Believe or burst
, keep promises or venture into misfortune.
For this reason, or just in case,
tattooed the Spanish deck of 5 of cups and closed the rite that began in the concentration of the Copa América 2021 in which the Argentine team became champion after defeating Brazil by 1 to 0 in the final.
In that competition, a group of soccer players entertained themselves in their room after a trick game and Alejandro Gómez -the only champion absent from the Monumental party- improvised a game in which those present had to guess a card in no more than 10 attempts. .
If they did, the
said , it would be a sign that they would be champions.
The former Arsenal started and on the last try, guessed the width of the clubs.
Ángel Di María risked: six of clubs.
"I hit him. It seemed like a goal, everyone was shooting, it was crazy," Fideo said in the documentary
"Sean the laurels eternal"
that reviews the conquest of the Copa América. From the outset, the question took on that euphoric character, without an idea clear of what they were doing or celebrating.
In turn, Otamendi hit the seven of spades and the room in which Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Agüero were also abuzz.
At that point, they were so sure that the signs were unmistakable, that they swore to tattoo each card if, as they believed, they were champions.
Messi's turn came and there was also a success: the five of cups.
"He had lost four finals with Argentina, four cups," argues
in reference to the 2014 World Cup and the 2007, 2015 and 2016 America Cups. That is why euphoria dominated the group.
Fideo, Otamendi, Gómez arrived at the World Cup with their cards on their skin.
In the act in which they discovered the plate with which they renamed the Ezeiza property of the Argentine Football Association with the name of the captain of the team, the missing tattoo could be seen.
The photo that reveals the tattoo with the 5 of cups.
The card is on the left leg, on the inside of the tibia just above the ankle.
After his arrival in Argentina, the captain wore a bandage that prevented him from noticing.
During the match against Panama, he could not be seen either because of his shin guards and high socks.
However, this Saturday saw the light.
Lionel Messi and a solo outing with Antonela Roccuzzo: they went for drinks at a super top bar in Buenos Aires
Lionel Messi was honored and now the AFA property in Ezeiza will bear his name