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Press Hails Lionel Messi World Cup Qualifying Heroics

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His hat trick for Argentina drew covers full of praise

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Lionel Messi secured Argentina’s spot in next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia with a superb hat trick as the albicelestes defeated Ecuador 3-1. Here are some of the front pages Messi graced around the world”

Diario SPORT (Barcelona): “D10S will go to the World Cup”

Mundo Deportivo (Barcelona): “Messi Never Fails”

L’Esportiu (Barcelona): “Divine Mandate”

MARCA (Madrid): “A Country Called Messi”

Ole (Buenos Aires): “Messi is Argentine”

La Nacion (Buenos Aires): “Thanks to Messi”

Pagina/12 (Buenos Aires): “The Messiah”

Clarin (Buenos Aires): “The genius of Messi puts us in the World Cup”

Record (Mexico City): “You’re one of the greats”