glimpse of the Argentine genius. Earlier the crowd of mostly die- hard fans of the 24- year- old football icon made it a carnival atmosphere at the airport.

Many sported the sky blue and white jerseys of the Argentine team, and carried fl

ags of the Latin American side. Wild cheers of ” Messi, Messi” were heard incessantly.

” We will stay here all night. For the next few days we will savour every minute of the historic occasion,” said Manas Dutta of the Nabin Sangha Fans Club, wearing Messis number 10 jersey.

Muscat- based marine engineer Amrit Sarkar, who boarded Qatar Airwaysalt39 flight No QR 294, will not forget his flight from Doha to Kolkata as you donalt39t often have the privilege of being co- passenger of worlds best footballer. However, Sarkar will regret all his life that he was late in fishing out his SLR camera, which could have given an opportunity that would have stayed etched in his memory for a long time to come.

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