Lionel Messi: Who Is the Girl Child With Antonella at US Open Cup Final?

Lionel Messi: Who Is the Girl Child With Antonella at US Open Cup Final?

Elijah Odetokun
October 4, 2023 at 5:26 AM
  • Lionel Messi disclosed he would want a girl child with his wife Antonella recently
  • Antonella was seen beside Messi carrying a baby girl at the US Open Cup final
  • Fans have been wondering who the baby is after the World Cup winner's interview

Fans have been left wondering if Lionel Messi stylishly announced he had a baby girl when he said he wanted one during an interview recently.

Messi has three children with his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, all boys - Thiago, Mateo and Ciro, all of whom were born during his time at former club Barcelona.

Thiago and Mateo have begun following their father's footsteps, having joined different age groups at Inter Miami's academy when their father joined the club.

Lionel Messi, Antonella Roccuzzo, Inter Miami, DRV PNK Stadium.
Lionel Messi's wife Antonella with a baby child at the US Open Cup final. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP.
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Messi and his wife regularly share pictures of their kids on Instagram, celebrating birthdays and on vacations, displaying how much bond they share with them.

Antonella seen with baby girl

Messi missed the US Open Cup final due to muscle fatigue but was in the stands with his Antonella to support his teammates, and fans spotted something unusual with her.

She was seen carrying a baby girl, who wore Inter Miami's jersey, which has "Papi", the Spanish word for daddy, written at the back, leading to speculation the Argentina captain secretly had a daughter.

This comes after the World Cup winner said in an interview with OLGA that he wants another child and would prefer a girl, having had three boys.

Hola has clarified the fans' speculation by uncovering the baby's identity. She is Bruna, Jordi Alba's only girl child, and her shirt had the number 18, not 10. The bond between the baby and Antonella is a testament to the two families' closeness.

Messi misses son's birthday

Sports Brief reported that Messi missed Mateo's 8th birthday to be with his Argentina national teammates for the game against Bolivia despite not being in the matchday squad.

His wife, Antonella, shared a beautiful message on Instagram for their second son, and a part of her message was defied by Messi's absence on his son's day - an act hailed by his teammate, Rodrigo De Paul.

Thiago Messi makes Inter Miami debut

Sports Brief reported that Thiago Messi made his Inter Miami debut in a friendly game for the U12, helping the team to a 2-0 victory over Weston FC in their first game.

The 10-year-old joined the academy weeks ago and has been training with the team while his father continues to generate waves in his new adventure.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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