Canelo Alvarez quashes feud with Lionel Messi after past threat to Argentina World Cup winner

Boxing superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has quashed his feud with Lionel Messi after Argentina’s win over France in the World Cup final.

The South American side beat the 2018 winners 4-2 on penalties after the two teams drew 3-3 after extra-time in a thriller.

Messi won the Golden Ball award as his seven goals and three assists led Argentina to glory in Qatar.

Alvarez reacted to the result of the World Cup final by tweeting:

"Congratulations Argentina, they deserved it."

The Mexican boxer previously butted heads with Messi after Argentina beat his country 2-0 in the World Cup group stages.

Alvarez was left fuming after a video emerged post-match that appeared to show Messi kicking a Mexico shirt.

In response to this, he tweeted: "Did you guys see Messi cleaning the floor with our jersey and flag. He better pray to God that I don't find him.

"Just as I respect Argentina, you have to respect Mexico! I'm not talking about the country, I'm talking about Messi because of the bulls*** he did.

"Since the Mexico shirt is on the ground, it's already an insult. Stop bulls***ing about what was or wasn't."

Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero leapt to the defence of Messi and it later proved to be a misunderstanding as Alvarez was caught out by an image that had been edited to make it look like the Argentina icon had disrespected Mexico.

Before the World Cup, Alvarez issued an apology to Messi and "the people of Argentina".

"These last few days I got carried away by the passion and love I feel for my country and made comments that were out of place for which I want to apologise to Messi and the people of Argentina.

"Every day we learn something new and this time it was my turn."

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