Argentina and Barcelona icon, Lionel Messi was woken up by his country's team-mates in the middle of the night and presented with a surprise birthday cake to mark his 34th birthday at the Copa America on Thursday, with footage of the celebration revealed online.
Messi turned 34-years-old on June 24 and with the striker currently on international duty with Argentina at the 2021 Copa America, he was disturbed by his fellow team-mates in the middle of the night.
Singing 'Happy Birthday' to him in Spanish, players such as Angel Di Maria, Nicolas Otamendi and Leandro Paredes lavished him with gifts including an oversized bottle of water, a bottle of wine and a baseball cap.
"Starting my birthday with the boys and receiving some presents. Thank you very much for a special day, even though I am not with the family, who I miss a lot at the moment," Messi wrote on Instagram, sharing a clip of the video on the social networking site.
The superstars wife, Antonela Roccuzzo also took to Instagram to share a photo of the couple as youngsters, a more recent intimate snap, and one of the whole Messi clan with their three kids to her 13.5 million followers.
"Happy birthday, my love. We love you more every day. You are everything to us – we miss you so much," she wrote.
The 34-year-old will be looking to lead Argentina to the Copa America title and win his first major international title with his country, after falling at the final hurdle from 2014 to 2016 at the World Cup and Copa America.