Neymar, Luis Suarez wish Argentina star Lionel Messi congratulations on his 31st birthday

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Argentina superstar Lionel Messi turned 31 on Sunday and the forward was seen training in a happy mood with his national team ahead of their do-or-die fixture against Nigeria.

The Barcelona magician will be leading Argentina, on Tuesday, in what will be their final Group D clash in the World Cup, as they look to secure qualification for the round-of-16 stage.

Ahead of the game though, Leo has been sent loads of birthday greetings wishing him success and happiness for the future from his friends, present and past.

Among those who wished him were Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil star Neymar, Barca team-mate Luis Suarez, former team-mate Carles Puyol and many others.

Here is a look at some of the best messages Messi received:

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Watch: Lionel Messi has proven to be 'human' with World Cup struggles, says England's Kyle Walker

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Lionel Messi and Argentina have yet to win through two games at the World Cup.

Everyone seems to have taken notice of Argentina and Lionel Messi‘s struggles at the World Cup so far and Kyle Walker is no exception.

The England defender said the Barcelona star has proven to be “human” and even offered that Luka Modric, who was team-mates with Walker at Tottenahm, is just as good.

“He’s proved that he’s human,” Walker said of Messi. “Obviously he’s a fantastic player but I’ve played with Luka and he’s just as good, probably one of the best players I’ve played with.”

See what else Walker had to say in the video below.

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Lionel Messi can't do it all on his own, claims Luka Modric after Croatia's 3-0 win

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Luka Modric had a night to remember against Argentina as he led Croatia to a 3-0 win in their second group stage game of the World Cup.

Modric not only dominated the midfield but also scored a goal to help his side book a place in the knock-out stage of the tournament.

Speaking to the media after the game, the Real Madrid playmaker reflected on how the game went and how Lionel Messi cuts a lonely figure in Argentina’s team.

“He’s an incredible player but he can’t be expected to do it all on his own. In football you need help from your team mates – even when you are a great player,” the 32-year old said.

“Leo looks fine to me, but by playing the game we played, that went against him. We closed down spaces and stopped Mascherano and other Argentina players getting the ball to him.

“It was very important for us to do that right at the start of the game and once we found our rhythm with the ball, we started taking control.”

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