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City of joy on Messi’s radar

sports Updated: Jun 07, 2011 01:21 IST
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Kolkata’s in for a treat, that’s for sure. The best of the Argentine football team — including stars like Carlos Tevez, Angel Di Maria and Xavier Mascherano, along with the talismanic Lionel Messi, will be seen in action in a FIFA international friendly match at Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium on September 2.

“The national team of Argentina will take on the national team of Venezuela in a FIFA international friendly match here,” said Bhaswar Goswami, executive director, Celebrity Management Group.

The Argentinians will add to the repetoire of the city to attract stars which includes Uruguayan Diego Forlan, Brazil’s Zico, Cameroon’s Roger Milla in the near past. The city has been lucky to act hosts to Diego Maradona, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Gerd Muller, Romario and Branco and even Pele in 1977.

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