Lionel Messi traveled to Saudi Arabia with his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, and their children. This trip to the Middle East would have been the main reason for the Paris Saint-Germain club to suspend the footballer for two weeks and put his contract renewal at risk.

The truth is that the family environment Messi He assures that the man from Rosario had correctly requested the days for this trip that was already stipulated in his agenda. What was surprising was the reason: Lionel became a tourism ambassador for Saudi Arabia.

Antonela Rocuzzo, Lionel Messi and their children in Saudi Arabia

Who welcomed the rosarino was Ahmed Al KhateebArab Tourism Minister, and from his social networks, wrote:“I am pleased to welcome Tourism Ambassador Lionel Messi and his family on their second vacation here.. We are happy to share our authentic Saudi welcome with all of you.”

The visit of the family of the captain of the Argentine National Team had a great absence: Thiago, the eldest son, stayed in Paris for school reasons. Meanwhile, Matthew and Cyrus They enjoyed the latest technology games and virtual reality experiences in Riyadh City Boulevard.

Antonela Roccuzzo, Lionel, Mateo and Ciro Messi playing

The famous family was also entertained with visits to the luxurious Arab rooms. There they posed very happily next to the competition horses. antonella She wore a set of pants and a loose long-sleeved shirt in a natural linen color that was super simple, but elegant.

The Messi’s visit to a ranch

“Leo Messi, his wife Antonella and their children Mateo and Ciro made a pleasant tour where they learned about the history of Saudi Arabia and met its generous and hospitable people in At-Turaif,” the Arab minister reported on his social networks.

The children of Leo Messi and his meeting with the animals

The favorite activity of the Messi men was visiting the deer. The three of them went into nature and had the luxury of being able to feed the cute animals with branches.

Lionel Messi with his children feeding a deer

According to various international media, Saudi Arabia is trying to “take advantage” of the good image of the world champion to be chosen as the venue for the 2030 World Cup. Others rumor that “The Flea” would be flirting with moving to a soccer team in that country.

Lionel and Mateo Messi playing

What would have gone wrong in the Paris Saint-Germain It was Lionel’s decision for having traveled at a critical moment for the club: they just lost in the Champions League. The truth is that the athlete had to comply with his contract as a tourism ambassador who would be around the 30 million euros.

The photos of Messi as “tourism ambassador”

Once the Messi family returned to France, the footballer found out about the sanction by the French club. They assure that this decision was leaked to the press by the Paris Saint Germain.

This suspension contemplates that Lionel does not show up for training at the Camp des Loges During two weeks. He will also take a cut in his salary and will not be part of the team for the next two games.

Lionel Messi in tourist advertisements

The only post he shared Messi Related to this trip was a postcard in which the lush Arab landscape is contemplated. There she wrote: “Who thought Saudi had so much green? I love to explore the unexpected wonders of it whenever I can.”

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