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PM Modi receives special football jersey from Infantino

By The Assam Tribune

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 2: 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 here on Saturday, 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 here on Thursday, 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. � PTI

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