An Afghan kid who turned into a web sensation after pictures of him wearing an ad libbed Lionel Messi football shirt circulated around the web at long last got the chance to meet his genius icon on Tuesday.
Murtaza Ahmadi met the Barcelona forward in Doha, where the Spanish class champions are because of play an amicable match against Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli later.
Six-year-old Murtaza, from the provincial Ghazni territory southwest of Kabul, is additionally because of exit onto the pitch with the Argentinian at Doha's Al-Gharrafa stadium.
"The picture the world needed to see," tweeted Qatar's 2022 World Cup coordinators, who united the match.
"The six year old kid who longed for meeting his legend, #Messi, at last works out as expected."
A charmed Murtaza said: "I'm extremely upbeat to have met my legend. It is a fantasy for me," as indicated by an announcement discharged by Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the advisory group administering association of the 2022 competition.
Murtaza turned into an overall online hit recently after he was imagined wearing his legend's shirt, made out of a plastic sack, with the name Messi and the popular number 10 composed on it in marker pen.
The shirt was made by his young sibling Homayoun after his neighbor discarded staple packs.
"I cherish Messi, he plays truly well, and I adore the shirt my sibling made for me," he told AFP at the time. His family couldn't bear to get him a reproduction unit.
Pictures of Murtaza playing football in his extemporized unit were initially posted on Facebook. After the photos circulated around the web, Murtaza got a genuine shirt from his saint.
His dad, Mohammad Arif Ahmadi, said at the time: "I need my child to end up distinctly the Messi of Afghanistan. "