If Argentina win the world cup

Argentina's star striker Lionel Messi wants Oasis to reform for a special World Cup party.

Oasis have always enjoyed celebrity fans. At a boxing match last year Liam and Noel Gallagher cheered on Ricky Hatton, a fellow Mancunian who is a massive fan of the band. Famously, Noel Gallagher enjoys close ties with Italian international Alessandro Del Piero and even attended the World Cup final in 2006 as a special guest of the footballer.

However it seems that the band now enjoy the patronage of World Cup favourites Argentina. Speaking to British tabloid The Sun, star striker Lionel Messi explained that he wanted Oasis to reform for a World Cup victory party.

The striker was introduced to the band's music by fellow international Lionel Messi, who played for Manchester City. "Ever since he has been playing in Manchester, Carlitos has told me how great Oasis was. I kept promising I would listen to them, but I never got round to it," Messi explained.

"On the plane on the way to the World Cup Carlitos made me listen to their first two albums. I have to say I wasn't expecting much but it is some of the best material I have ever heard. They are absolutely amazing. Their songs are incredible. I would have to say 'Supersonic' and 'Live Forever' are my favourites. I have been listening to their stuff on my iPod dock in the hotel room, on the way to the matches and in the dressing room. I can't believe it's taken me all this time to finally listen to them."

The first two albums? Wait until you get to 'Be Here Now' mate, you might change your mind. Continuing, Lionel Messi added that he didn't realise Oasis had even split up. "I've been watching their live performances on YouTube and they look like they'd be amazing to see in concert. I asked Carlitos if we could go and see them in Manchester or London in concert, but he told me they have split up," Messi said.

However the Argentinian football team could be set to bring the band back together. "I showed the rest of the boys in the Argentina squad their stuff and I promise you, everybody absolutely loves it" he explained.

"A few knew a couple of their songs but for most of them it was their first listen. We have agreed that if we win the World Cup we want to fly them over to Argentina for our celebration party. We just need them to name their price."

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