ARGENTINA have released a brilliant Christmas advert celebrating their World Cup victory.
The advert stars a boy opening his Christmas presents under the tree and receiving the World Cup trophy.
The video was posted on Twitter with the message: “Thank you Papa Lionel.
“The most precious gift is already at home. Congratulations to all the Argentine people!”
Upon seeing the trophy, the boy exclaims, “Thank you Papa Lionel”.
In Argentina, Santa Claus is known as Papa Noel, but it has been changed to hail the national team captain Lionel Messi.
The victory over France in the final in Qatar was the ultimate gift for Argentinian fans ahead of the festive period.
And they loved the video, as one commented: “I did not want to start crying this early, thank you Messi”.
A second wrote: “See this and we continue crying all hugged”.
A third added: “Merry Christmas to Argentina and thank you for the best Christmas present”.
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Messi netted a brace in the match as Angel Di Maria also got on the scoresheet for Argentina.
But the game went to penalties as France star Kylian Mbappe fired in a hat-trick.
Then it was Gonzalo Montiel’s time to step up and be the hero as he converted the winning spot-kick.