A right-footed Lionel Messi? Argentine's son Mateo scores five for Inter Miami Under-9s

Lionel Messi in action for Inter Miami against Kansas City in April 2024.
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Lionel Messi may be an unrepeatable talent, but his son Mateo is already showing signs of developing some similar skills to his famous father.

Messi has won just about everything there is to win in football, having led Argentine to the World Cup at Qatar 2022 to go with his Olympic gold medal from 2008 and a Copa America title from 2021.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.