An Argentine cornfield has been planted with the face of World Cup winner Lionel Messi.

Iran PressAmerica: Lionel Messi has been immortalized in Argentina in tributes ranging from tattoos to murals after leading the national team to win the soccer World Cup. Now his face can be seen from the heavens too - on a specially designed cornfield.

The field in Los Condores in central Cordoba province was sown using an algorithm that calculated where seeds would need to be planted so that when the corn grew it created a huge visual image of Messi's bearded visage, Reuters reported.

"For me Messi is unbeatable," said Maximiliano Spinazze, the crop farmer who planted the unusual crop formation as a celebration of the team's victory, their first World Cup since Diego Maradona led the team in 1986.

"Now they are world champions, I am delighted this can be expressed by planting the crop."

The soccer-mad South American country is a major agricultural producer, and the third-largest global exporter of corn. Farming is its main export driver, though football may be its top claim to fame.


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