Antonela Roccuzzo, wife of Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi, shared to her Instagram account on Sunday a message from an Israeli friend congratulating the Paris Saint Germain attacker and his family for Argentina's fresh World Cup triumph, including a snap of a Hebrew-language broadcast of the final.
The post, originally uploaded by Israeli model Coral Simanovich, features a frame of the Messis celebrating Argentina’s win over France in the World Cup final as one of their three sons holds his father's Player of the Tournament Award and the chyron beneath reading “Argentina are world champions” in Hebrew.
Simanovich, who is married to Messi's friend and former longtime Barcelona FC teammate Sergi Roberto, wrote: “Congratulations to this amazing family! We are so glad and so happy! You deserve it the most!”
In a tense roller coaster in front of over 88,000 fans in Qatar, Argentina claimed its third World Cup after beating defending champions France 4-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw in extra time.
Messi, who captained a star-studded Argentina squad to glory, netted twice in the 120 minutes before also scoring in the penalty shootout to help his side claim soccer's grandest prize.