Hat-trick! Lionel Messi and wife expecting third child.

Lionel Messi grabbed his 44th career hat-trick last Tuesday, leading Argentina to a 3-0 win over Ecuador and  booking the country’s spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Interestingly, the five-time World Player of the Year is scoring trebles off the pitch as well as he is expecting a third child with wife, Antonella Roccuzzo. The childhood sweethearts who already have two sons, Thiago (4) and Mateo (2) got married on June 30 in a lavish ceremony held in their home town, Rosario, with over 250 guests.


The couple shared the delightful news with an Instagram post showing Messi and their sons touching Antonella’s belly with the caption “Family of five”. The gender of the child was not revealed. When the child will be born is also unknown for now.

Congratulations to Lionel Messi and his growing family!