Messi's hometown painted white and bluel ahead of WC

Neighbours of La Bajada district in Argentina's Rosario, where football legend Leo Messi was born, were seen painting the streets the Argentinean national colours on Tuesday, in the count down to the World Cup. La Bajada residents said to feel excited and entertained covering the streets of the neighbourhood in blue and white. Images show them painting sidewalks, lampposts and walls in the... Еще colours that their idol will flaunt in a couple of weeks in Russia. «We are here painting the whole neighbourhood with the kids before the World Cup so everything is blue and white. What we are doing is nice, apart we are organizing other things, we want to hang flags and some other things like that a few days before the World Cup so everything is ready.» La Bajada is a sleepy working-class district in Rosario. Messi has affirmed in many occasions to be very attached to his hometown.

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