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Indian PM Narendra Modi receives unique Lionel Messi jersey as gift

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YPF, an energy firm, presented Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a customised Lionel Messi jersey as a gift during India Energy Week.

Messi guided Argentina to victory in Qatar at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Throughout the campaign, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner scored seven goals and provided three assists. As a result, the Argentine was chosen the tournament’s best player and awarded the Golden Ball.

Pablo Gonzalez, president of YPF from Argentina, presented Prime Minister Modi with a Messi T-shirt during the India Energy Week.

This was the second time in Lionel Messi’s career that he won the Golden Ball. He previously received the award in 2014, when La Albiceleste reached the tournament’s final.

The superstar forward has returned to club duty with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). This season, Messi has been in brilliant form for the French club, scoring 15 goals and dishing out 14 assists in 24 games. The Argentine has scored a goal in both of his club’s last two games.

The FIFA World Cup victory was, however, the pinnacle of Lionel Messi’s great career. The superstar forward was recently questioned over his participation in the 2026 FIFA World Cup in the United States and Mexico. Lionel Messi told Ole:

“Due to age, it will be tough to reach 2026. I am going to continue playing football as long as I am in excellent form and like it. The length of time before the next World Cup depends on the trajectory of my career.” When is Lionel Messi’s next scheduled match?
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Lionel Messi’s club team, will return to action on February 8 against Marseille in a French Cup match. The Argentine is anticipated to participate in the encounter.

Currently, Messi is in the final months of his deal with the Parisian club. Recently, PSG sporting director Luis Campos commented on the Argentine’s possible extension, stating:

“Messi and I are currently negotiating a contract extension, and I cannot hide my desire to keep him in this project. We are currently conversing to attain this objective and keep him on board.”

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