Argentina captain, Lionel Messi has vowed to complete a 65-kilometre walk from his hometown, Rosario to San Nicolas should the Albiceleste go on to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
He told TyC Sports, “If we win the World Cup, I promise to walk from Rosario to San Nicolas.”
Messi admitted Argentina almost went “crazy” as they struggled to book passage to the finals.
La Albiceleste only narrowly clinched a World Cup spot during the final round of CONEMBOL by beating Ecuador 3-1 while Peru and Colombia drew 1-1.
It was a little too close for comfort, particularly when Ecuador initially went 1-0 up in that match, before a Messi hat-trick blew them away.
He added, “I thought we were going to [qualify] before. I thought that we would win against Venezuela and Peru.
“We could not fail to qualify for the World Cup. When Ecuador scored the goal, a lot of things happened to me, but we were lucky not to go crazy.”