Football frenzy caught up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Argentina on Saturday as he received a football jersey from FIFA president Gianni Infantino during the G20 Summit.
The Prime Minister shared a picture of the blue jersey, with his name on the back, on his Twitter account, saying, " 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."
Impossible to come to Argentina and not think about football. Argentinian players are tremendously popular in India.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 1, 2018
Today, received this jersey from @FIFAcom President Gianni Infantino. I thank him for the kind gesture. pic.twitter.com/6IszG7fyFC
On Thursday, PM Modi while addressing 'Yoga for Peace' event elaborated how football connected India and Argentina.
"While Argentina has a keen interest in India's art, music and dance, there are lakhs of fans of Argentine soccer players in our country. Maradona's name has become part of our daily conversations and sayings," the Prime Minister said.
PM Modi was attending 13th G-20 summit in Argentina. The theme of the G20 summit was 'Building Consensus for a Fair and Sustainable Development.' The Prime Minister said that he discussed ways to meet the new and upcoming challenges of the coming decade with world leaders who gathered for the summit. PM Modi departed for New Delhi after concluding his three-day visit.