Messi’s face grows on the field in Argentina after the World Cup win

Messi’s face grows on the field in Argentina after the World Cup win

Best of the Best! The Argentine farmer is growing a 124-acre image of Lionel Messi, viewable from SPACE, after planting a specially designed cornfield to celebrate the star’s exploits at the World Cup

  • Lionel Messi’s face has emerged as a 124-hectare image in a cornfield in Argentina
  • The farmer used agricultural coding to plant seeds in their specific order
  • Comes weeks after Argentina clinched a famous World Cup victory over France

An Argentinian farmer has grown a massive 124-acre image of Lionel Messi visible from space after planting a specially designed cornfield to celebrate the star’s exploits at the World Cup.

Maximiliano Spinazze used an algorithm that calculated where to plant seeds in his field in Los Condores in Argentina’s central Cordoba province.

The result was a huge image of Messi’s bearded face, visible from space. The incredible tribute to the great footballer comes after he helped Argentina to a famous World Cup win over France in Qatar.

Spinazze said: “Now they are world champions, I am pleased that this can be expressed by planting the crop.”

Argentinian footballer Messi’s face has shown that the nation’s pride and exuberance has not yet waned

Messi's face from seedlings on the surface of one of Argentina's most fertile regions

Messi’s face from seedlings on the surface of one of Argentina’s most fertile regions

The algorithm is the invention of the agronomist Carlos Faricelli, who designed the coding for the seed sewing machines.

After Argentina’s victory at the World Cup, 26 breeders asked for this special code to reproduce the Messi plant portrait.

Winning the World Cup was a welcome and necessary distraction for many in Argentina, especially as inflation and interest rates begin to rise.

Ironically, the region where Messi’s face was grown, the Pampas, has been suffering from varying degrees of drought since 2017.