- The 21-year-old attacking midfielder sealed a move from Colon to Miami in July
- Farias was called up to Argentina’s senior national team for games for the first time later that month
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Facundo Farias has revealed that his wife was initially not interested in him playing with his idol and compatriot Lionel Messi at Inter Miami when they were first informed of the possibility of a move to the US in July.
Farias, 21, recalled the sacrifices he made when moving from Argentina to the US over the summer, saying his other half – Angi – had to give up her university studies so he could play in the MLS, which However, she didn’t accept it kindly.
“She was majoring in college, but we had to move here,” he said The athlete. “She wanted to kill me! But I told her: “We will play with Messi!”
Farias, who became a father for the first time in June, had a difficult upbringing in Los Hornos, a modest town in Sante Fe, before starting his career with Colon in his homeland.
At the age of 10, he lost his mother to cancer and not long after, his grandfather also died.
Facundo Farias said his wife Angi (left) did not want to give up her studies to move to the USA
Farias, 21, was informed in July about the possibility of playing with his idol and compatriot Lionel Messi
Angi and Farias became parents for the first time in June while he was still playing for Colon
The attacking midfielder admits that the difficult life experiences he had at a young age helped him achieve his dreams, including playing with childhood hero Messi, and develop into the player he is today is.
“It was honestly very difficult,” Farias said. “The losses in my life have affected me greatly.
“But I think all of this has made me strong enough to be where I am today.
“When I grew up I wanted to be a footballer. If it didn’t happen, good. But I would have died if I had known that I tried everything to make it. Luckily it worked.’
Farias and Messi were called up for Argentina’s World Cup qualifiers this month
Despite Inter Miami’s elimination from the playoffs, things went so well for Farias that year that he was called up to the Argentina national team for the first time in his career.
He was named alongside Messi in Lionel Scaloni’s squad for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Peru on October 12 and 17 respectively.
Farias has scored three goals in six games since moving to Miami three months ago.