LATIN AMERICA

Woman seen hugging Messi after World Cup win is chef for Argentinian football team, not his mum

Published on 30/12/2022 at 10:13

A video that shows Argentinian football player Lionel Messi embracing a woman minutes after his team won the World Cup in Qatar has been viewed millions of times in social media posts claiming she is his mother. Although Messi's mother was pictured hugging him after the dramatic final, the woman seen embracing him in the clip is in fact a chef for the Argentinian national team.