EL CHANAR, Argentina (AP) — This Argentine town has honored the national soccer team by naming its streets after some of the players.

Now, to get to the main square in El Chanar, just look for the intersection of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero.

Community leader Carlos Salazar says the town of about 3,000 residents took the move after Argentina's gutsy performance in this year's World Cup, losing 1-0 to Germany in the final. El Chanal is about 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) northwest of Buenos Aires.

Children now play pickup games at a dirt field near the corner of Messi and Aguero, close to streets named for fellow players Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano and Martin Demichelis.

"I live at Demichelis and Mascherano," said resident Cintia Inigo. "When I pay my bills and they ask me for my address, they always have a laugh. They just can't believe that our streets are named like this."