Argentina already has their god, Diego Maradona. They also have the Holy Father, Pope Francis. So what does that make Messi? Well, Messi.
For all of the talk about Brazil, the No. 1 ranked team in the world set to host the World Cup for the first time in 64 years, Argentina also get the chance to play on their home continent. That means lots, and lots, and lots of Argentines making the trip -- even if Brazil doesn't want them to -- and they're coming with banners. Huge banners.
Luckily, the Argentines will also be coming with their national anthem, which has no words and because a cool, if also bizarre, spectacle of thousands of people jumping up and down and humming.