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Afghan Boy Receives Autographed Lionel Messi Jerseys

It was a dream come true for a young Afghan football (soccer) fan, thanks to the sport's best player, Lionel Messi. Murtaza Ahmadi, 5, was given two autographed jerseys from the Barcelona forward through the United Nations Children's Fund. The autographs said “with much love” in Spanish. How Ahmadi got the jerseys began last January when a photo of the boy wearing a homemade Argentine national jersey made out of a plastic bag and emblazoned with Messi’s No. 10 went viral. On...

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