PM Narendra Modi receives special football jersey from FIFA president during G-20 summit

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First Published 2, Dec 2018, 4:16 PM IST
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PM Narendra Modi receives special football jersey from FIFA president during G-20 summit
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PM Narendra 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.

Buenos Aires: 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 (sic)," Modi wrote on Twitter.

During ''Yoga for Peace' event here on Thursday, 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.

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