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PM Modi receives special football jersey from FIFA President

Prime minister Narendra Modi met the FIFA president on the sidelines of G-20 Summit

December 02, 2018 / 02:54 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who gifted him a football jersey with his name on its back. Modi, who met Infantino on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina  on December 1, shared a picture of the blue jersey, with his name on the back, on Twitter.

"Impossible to come to Argentina and not think about football. Argentinian players are tremendously popular in India. Today, received this jersey from @FIFAcom President Gianni Infantino. I thank him for the kind gesture," he said.

During ''Yoga for Peace' event on  November 29, Prime Minister Modi had elaborated how football connected the two countries.

"If Argentina is interested in India's philosophy, art, music and dance, then there are millions of fans of the Argentine soccer stars in India. Maradona has now become a household name and also used in many vernacular phrases," Modi had said.

FIFA, which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, is responsible for organising major international soccer tournaments, notably the World Cup.
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first published: Dec 2, 2018 01:00 pm

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