Modest Argentine side Sacachispas FC returned to their league games after watching their national stars qualify for World Cup 2018 in Russia. And it was one star in particular who was honoured as they took to the field, the man who almost single-handedly carried the country to the finals, Lionel Messi.
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The club from the Villa Soldati district of Buenos Aires is well known for its sense of humour, as they have garnered more and more followers to their social media account. Unfortunately for them, their results on the field are not always so positive but at least they can raise a smile from their fans in other ways.
Nuestro único héroe en este LÍO! pic.twitter.com/6o5zqMUzs6— Sacachispas (@SacachispasOK) October 14, 2017
Following the hat-trick heroics of the Barcelona superstar against Ecuador, the team that plays in Primera B Metropolitana, the regionalised third division of the Argentine football league system, took to the pitch with all outfield players wearing a mask of their idol. Little by little, it seems, Messi is building back up his popularity with those detractors in his country and next summer in Russia wil be a chance to finally fulfill a destiny that many believe awaits him.