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Messi Meets Young Afghan Boy Who Wore ‘Bag Shirt’ While In Doha For Barca Friendly

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The five-year-old cute Afghan boy who went viral on social media after wearing a plastic bag with Messi written on its back has finally met his hero.

ahmadiEarlier, at the beginning of this year Ahmadi won a million hearts across the globe after he was snapped standing on the snow with a football. He looked frozen but nothing could break his undaunted passion for the game as he wore a Argentina shirt made of plastic and with the name ‘Messi’ and the number 10 drawn on its back.

ahmadi-messiBarcelona superstar Lionel was touched after seeing the pictures and he sent a signed shirt to the young kid earlier this year. And now the man with a golden heart has taken a step further as met his biggest fan.

Barcelona are due to play a friendly against Al Ahli in Doha and the pair came face to face when Luis Enriqu’s side walking through a corridor. Young Ahmadi waved at Messi to catch his attention and the Barcelona legend posed for a picture with the youngster.

Qatar’s World Cup organising committee tweeted: “The image the world wanted to see the six-year old boy who dreamed of meeting his hero, #Messi, finally comes true.”

The young Afghan refugee was also allowed to walk onto the pitch with his idol.

Ahmadi joined the Barcelona players for a team photograph and placed the ball on the centre spot before kick-off.



Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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