Messi meets Afghan boy famed for plastic bag shirt

A six-year-old Afghan boy, who shot to Internet fame this year by sporting a Lionel Messi shirt made out of a plastic bag, fulfilled his dreams on Tuesday by meeting the Argentine soccer great. Murtaza Ahmadi, from Ghazni province in rural eastern Afghanistan, accompanied Messi on to the field in Qatar before a friendly match between Barcelona and Saudi Arabia’s ...

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Shakira to sing Brazil 2014 anthem at World Cup’s Maracana final

Colombian pop singer Shakira will make her third consecutive World Cup appearance at the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium before the final match on July 13. Shakira will perform her song “La La La (Brazil 2014)” alongside Brazilian percussionist and singer Carlinhos Brown. ‘I have an intricate relationship with football for obvious reasons, and I truly understand ...

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