World Cup fight: “F*** Messi” chant sparks brawl between Mexican and Argentinian fans watch the video

Authorities in Qatar will be on high alert over Sunday’s major clash between Argentina and Mexico (AEDT), which has already seen scuffles between fans.

A video has surfaced on Wednesday of the two supporters attacking each other, with the Argentines outraged by the Mexicans’ attacking chants about soccer icon Lionel Messi.

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Supporters brawl in the fan zone.

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The Mexicans sang “f*** Messi” in the fan zone at Al Bidda Park in Doha. The area was created to encourage interaction between different fan groups.

Everyone’s favorite Messi took center stage on Wednesday when he scored from a dubious penalty in Argentina’s clash with Saudi Arabia.

Argentina and Mexico fans have clashed in Qatar over insulting chants about football great Lionel Messi. Recognition: Screenshot/Getty Images

But in one of the tournament’s previous games, it wasn’t enough to help his team win as Saudi Arabia created a massive World Cup surplus, beating their top-flight opponent 2-1.

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Tensions spilled over into the fan zone and it was reported that several people suffered minor injuries in the ensuing brawl.

Argentina and Mexico face off in a mighty Group C clash at 6am AEDT on Sunday morning at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

There was a distinct lack of authority during the scuffle, but that’s expected to change for the game, which is estimated to be attended by 80,000 fans.

The World Cup has been mired in controversy so far, with Qatar’s human rights record thrown into the spotlight and the last-minute beer ban angering fans and a major sponsor.

The country’s side also became the first FIFA World Cup hosts to lose their opening game, prompting an embarrassing fan exit at half-time.

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