Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Argentina captain Lionel Messi averted a major accident during a celebration along with his teammates on the streets of Buenos Aires.

As per reports, fans in huge numbers gathered on the streets to congratulate the players. An open-top bus was organised for a parade. While Messi was getting on the bus, a cable wire nearly knocked him down. However, it was a close shave for Messi and Co as they ducked at the right moment to avert the accident.

Crazy fans even tried to jump onto the bus in order to get close to the stars during the parade. Things went out of hand and soon a helicopter had to be called to airlift the players safely.

The team arrived in the early hours of Tuesday at Ezeiza airport. Fans were still there to welcome their heroes with flags and banners.

Messi scored seven goals in the FIFA World Cup. In the process, he became the first player to score in every stage in the tournament. He was also awarded the Golden Ball which is given to the Player of the Tournament. The superstar has played in his fifth and final World Cup.

The 35-year-old scored twice in the final, recording seven goals in total at the tournament, as he led Argentina to FIFA World Cup glory for the first time in his career. Before the final, Messi had stated that he would love to end his international career after the World Cup. However, he has a change of heart after the match.