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J.J. Watt meets Lionel Messi, calls him world’s ‘best player’.

One of football’s most popular professional players met one of futbol’s most popular professional players during a training session this week for Argentina’s national soccer team.

Houston Texans’ defensive end J.J. Watt tweeted a photo Saturday morning of him alongside FC Barcelona and Argentina national team forward Lionel Messi. The Argentina team captain — significantly smaller in stature to the 2014 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year — is pictured holding a signed Watt jersey.

Messi scored twice in Argentina’s 7-0 win over Bolivia in a friendly Friday night at BBVA Compass Stadium. Earlier in the week, Messi met another local star, Houston Dash and FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd.