Napoli's triumph ended their long wait for the Scudetto since Argentine great Diego Maradona led them to two championships in 1986-87 and 1989-90.
Messi, holding a replica of the World Cup trophy, stood beside the life-size statue at an unveiling ceremony at the South American Football Federation headquarters in Luque, Paraguay, before the Copa Libertadores draw on Monday.
Scaloni also revealed that he prioritised speaking to Messi when he was named Argentina coach in 2018, while the forward was taking a break from international duty following the disastrous World Cup in Russia.
Muhammed Messi, 16, of Feroke in Kerala's Kozhikode is a local celebrity due to his famous name.
Messi wore a look that was reminiscent of his bland demeanour when Argentina trailed against Croatia in a group-stage tie at Russia 2018.
The Adidas ball was sold at Graham Budd Auctions in London on Wednesday.
Maradona had set up Jorge Burruchaga for the winner in the 1986 final at the Azteca Stadium.
In search of victory, players sometimes resort to unsporting tactics. The pressure gets to the referees as well at times.
In the 236-page document, the judge in charge of the case questioned 'the behaviours - active or by omission - of each of the accused which led to and contributed to the realization of the harmful result.'
The Tango D10S – a 12-seater financed by an Argentine fintech company - is designed as a flying museum in tribute to the former World Cup winner, who died of a heart attack in November 2020.