Messi statue to stand next to Maradona, Pele

A statue of Lionel Messi, who led Argentina to their first World Cup triumph in 36 years in Qatar in December last year, is set to stand alongside Diego Maradona and Pele at the South American federation's museum. Messi, holding a replica of the World Cup trophy, stood beside the life-size statue at an unveiling ceremony at the South American Football Federation (CONMEBOL) headquarters in Luque, Paraguay before the Copa Libertadores draw on Monday. PHOTO: REUTERS
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