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Messi is the cover boy of the March edition of AFA magazine. / FCB

Leo Messi knows what it's like to grace magazine covers all over the world. His image represents the very best of football, especially in his homeland of Argentina. The world's best player graces the March edition of the Argentine Football Association's monthly magazine, entitled: "Argentinian, thanks to God." The newest issue features an interview with the Barça striker where he discusses, among other things, the Argentina national team. "We're at a special time in our careers," says Messi, referring to the 2015 Copa América, where the favoured sides are “Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and, of course, Argentina.”

The magazine also delves into Messi’s life in Barcelona, including three Barça images — the moment Messi passed Zarra, as the all-time leading scorer in La Liga; the paintings inspired by Leo that were auctioned off in London for charity; and the iconic image of Barça’s famed trident taken during Barça’s 3–1 league win over Atlético de Madrid. Messi’s Barça line mates Neymar and Luís Suárez also spoke to the magazine. “ It’s easy playing with the best player in the world. It’s an honour for me to be on the same team as my idol,” said Neymar.


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