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Lionel Messi's Wife Posts Adorable Message Ahead Of Today's Game

lionel messi's wife posts a photo on instagram

Lionel Messi is a couple of hours away from one of the biggest games of his international career. The Argentina star needs a big showing this afternoon in order to help get his country into the knockout round.

Argentina is set to play Nigeria at 2 p.m. E.T. The country needs a win and also needs some help from Croatia, which is playing Iceland. If Argentina wins and Croatia beats or ties Iceland, Messi and Co. advance.

It's been a tough World Cup so far for Messi. He missed a penalty kick earlier in the tournament. Argentina has just one point through two games.

Life is currently good off of the pitch for the soccer star, at least. His wife posted an adorable message on Instagram prior to today's game.

Messi turned 31 on Sunday.

"Happy Birthday Love. We love you so much !!! Thank you for making me the happiest woman in the world and for the family that we believe is our greatest TESORO. I wish you to be HAPPY today and ALWAYS love," she wrote. 

Messi has been married to Antonella Roccuzzo since 2017. They've known each other since they were kids.

Argentina and Nigeria are set to get underway at 2 p.m. E.T. You can watch Messi and Co. on FOX.