Lionel Messi Spotted Partying With Luis Suarez in Miami As Ronaldo Continues Rant at FIFA Best

Lionel Messi Spotted Partying With Luis Suarez in Miami As Ronaldo Continues Rant at FIFA Best

Elijah Odetokun
updated at January 22, 2024 at 9:30 AM
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  • Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez reunited for the first time since 2020
  • The pair went partying in Miami after playing against El Salvador
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has questioned Messi’s The Best FIFA Award

Lionel Messi is enjoying himself in Miami and acting unconcerned about winning The Best FIFA Award for the best men's player of 2023 despite Cristiano Ronaldo's rant.

Messi resumed pre-season training with Inter Miami last week and played the first game against El Salvador. The match ended in a draw as he reunited with Luis Suarez.

Suarez joined Inter Miami after agreeing to leave Brazilian club Gremio despite a year left on his contract. He joined the trio of Messi, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets in Miami.

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Lionel Messi in action for Inter Miami in their first pre-season game against El Salvador. Photo by Hector Vivas.
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Per ESPN, he was given only a year contract, understandably due to a reported knee problem that has him popping pills and getting injected daily to be able to play.

Messi and Suarez party in Miami

The two friends played their first game together since 2020 when Suarez left Barcelona for Atletico, starting together in the attack of a 4-4-2 formation under former boss Tata Martino.

As seen in a viral video on social media, Suarez and Messi were spotted partying at a nightclub in Miami with their wives, Sofia and Antonela.

The two enjoyed close a relationship off the pitch as much as they did on the pitch during their time together in Spain, and this was influential in the Uruguayan’s decision to move to the United States.

Despite being active online and seen partying, the Argentina captain has yet to acknowledge his second consecutive The Best FIFA Awards, in which he beat Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe to win, leading to different thoughts from fans.

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Ronaldo aims another swipe at Messi

Sports Brief reported on Ronaldo aiming a swipe at Messi after his rival picked up an ‘undeserved’ Best FIFA Award at the expense of Manchester City striker Haaland.

The Portuguese claimed Ballon d'Or and FIFA awards, both of which Messi is the current holder, are beginning to lose credibility, sparking debates for and against.

This comes days after the Al-Nassr star claimed the Saudi Pro League is more competitive than French Ligue 1, where Messi previously played.

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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.