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Afghan boy who wore plastic bag jersey meets idol Messi

Dec 14, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Six year old Murtaza Ahmadi gets his dream come true after meeting Lionel Messi

Afghan boy Murtaza Ahmadi poses for a picture with the FC Barcelona team, including his idol Lionel Messi, on the pitch before the start of a friendly football match against Saudi Arabia's Al-Ahli FC on December 13, 2016 in the Qatari capital Doha. KARIM JAAFAR / AFP

Little Afghan Messi fan still wants to meet his idol

Feb 26, 2016 - 8:15 PM

The Afghan Football Federation says Messi was in contact with them to arrange a meeting with the Spanish embassy in Kabul telling AFP it would do whatever possible to help

BIG DREAMS. 5-year-old Afghan boy Murtaza Ahmadi, wearing the jersey sent to him by Argentine football star Lionel Messi, hopes to meet his idol. A tricky security situation in Afghanistan complicates that wish, however. Photo by Mahdy Mehraeen/UNICEF Afghanistan/AFP

Messi sends autographed jerseys to his little Afghan fan

Feb 25, 2016 - 10:34 PM

The little Afghan boy whose plastic bag Messi jersey went viral receives not one but two jerseys autographed by Lionel Messi

REAL DEAL. This handout photograph taken and released on February 25, 2016 by UNICEF Afghanistan shows 5-year-old Afghan boy Murtaza Ahmadi posing with a jersey sent to him by Argentine football star Lionel Messi. Photo by Mahdy Mehraeen/UNICEF Afghanistan/AFP

Messi seeks to meet Afghan boy in plastic jersey

Feb 01, 2016 - 3:53 PM

The Afghanistan Football Federation says Lionel Messi is keen to meet Murtaza as soon as possible though no date or venue has so far been finalized

MESSI FAN. In this photograph taken on January 29, 2016, Afghan boy and Lionel Messi fan Murtaza Ahmadi, 5, wears a plastic bag jersey as he plays football in Jaghori district of Ghazni province. Photo by AFP