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Messi’s 6-Year-Old Afghan Fan

Football is truly a worldwide sport, though not all play football, there are those who are die-hard followers.

Even Papua New Guinea has got its fair share of fanfare display when the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, graced our shores.

Here is a story of a six-year-old Afghanistan boy who loves football, and more so, has a favorite hero at heart, Barcelona’s great, Lionel Messi.

It was a dream come true for Murtaza Amadi, when he met Lionel Messi himself.

Murtaza’s story captured the hearts of many worldwide earlier this year, after pictures of the six-year-old boy in a football shirt made out of plastic bag, had Messi’s name, and infamous number 10 on it. The video went viral online.

For Murtaza’s family, that was the most affordable jersey, they could get for him.

And the boy wore it like a true football fan he is.

The middle of the year came to his family in a drastic way, and they had to emigrate to a new location.

The family fled to Pakistan, and that was where the four-time Ballon D’Or winner and Barcelona’s great, Lionel Messi himself met Motazah.

The little boy got his wish, but Messi, had one more special gift for Motazah.

Soon afterwards, the boy got to walk hand in hand with the football star onto the field, prior to one of Barcelona’s matches in Qatar.

He was also given the opportunity to place the ball at the centre of the pitch.


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