Lionel messi and his wife reveals gender of their unborn third child

Lionel Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo let slip the gender of the baby she's expecting today and it turns out it's a boy

The couple who already have two boys to their name revealed a child was coming into their family last month when the footballer posted a photo on Instagram captioned "family of 5 blessed".

Antonella has revealed she is expecting a baby boy in a birthday message for their eldest son "Thiago" who they call Thiagui.

Writing on Instagram she said in Spanish
Happy birthday Thiagui. Five years old. How big you are my love. I hope you're always this happy. We love you to when the the rockets fly.
Alongside a picture of the youngster smiling for the camera as he stood on a swing, she finished the message with the long hashtag referring to the couple's other son Mateo as Matu: '#papimamimatuytuhnitoencamino #nopodemosamartemas'.

Argentinian newspapers immediately seized on the message as proof the child on its way was another boy.
The hashtag sentence translates into English as 'Daddy and mummy, Matu And your little brother on the way, we cannot possibly love you anymore.'
Antonella used the shortened form of the word 'hermanito' - little brother - at the end of the message rather than hermanita meaning little sister.