Messi reveals World Cup birthday wish

Porto Alegre: Lionel Messi has revealed his 27th birthday wish is to lift the World Cup winner`s trophy at the Maracana stadium July 13. The Argentina and Barcelona forward, who turned 27 Tuesday, took to Facebook to thank fans for their congratulatory messages, reports Xinhua.

"Thanks a lot for all your birthday wishes," Messi wrote.

"My perfect gift this year would be to win the World Cup, but first we focus on (Wednesday`s) game (against Nigeria) and topping the group."

Messi has more than 59 million fans on the social media site. He took part in the Albiceleste`s light training session at Porto Alegre`s Beira-Rio stadium Tuesday but spent most of the day in the team`s hotel.

He also posted a picture on Facebook with a new pair of boots. Argentina are currently top of Group F with two wins from as many matches. Victory Wednesday would set up a round of 16 clash against the Group E runners-up July 1. 

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