A Special Gift From Moscow Confectioners For Lionel Messi On His Birthday

| June 24 , 2018 , 17:16 IST

Argentina Football legend Messi celebrated his birthday on Sunday during the ongoing World Cup in Russia.

When confectioners in Moscow found out that the Messi would be celebrating his 31st birthday in Russia they decided to gift him a life-size chocolate sculpture.

5 workers of Altufyevo Confectionery at Moscow had been working to carve the sculpture in 60 kg of chocolate to present it to the legend on his 31st Birthday.

Chief confectioner, Daria Malkina said, “We found out by chance that it was Messi’s birthday on June 24 and we thought, why not make Leo a gift, a chocolate sculpture of himself’?” 

“We will give Lionel Messi to Lionel Messi”, she further added. 

The chief confectioner had been in touch with Messi’s representatives about handing him the sculpture, which will be placed on a birthday cake. The sculpture will also be put on display in Bronnitsy, a town located about 50 kilometers from Moscow which is Argentina’s base during the month-long tournament.

Such a pleasant gift would cheer up Messi after being criticized for his tepid performances at his fourth World Cup with Argentina facing the shocking prospect of exiting the tournament early.