Too many Messis at Salt Lake
How many Lionel Messis were present at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata today when Argentina took on Venezuela? Hundreds.Updated: Sep 03, 2011 02:12 IST
How many Lionel Messis were present at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Friday when Argentina took on Venezuela? Hundreds.
Both young and old sported the number 10 jersey of Messi in the sky blue and white colours of Argentina in large numbers.
From the moment one came to the vicinity of the stadium, it was clear who was the city's man of the moment.
Animated discussions on the Argentine striker's past heroics, frequent chants of "Messi, Messi", and placards of "Messi fever in Kolkata" were testimony to the player's popularity in India's soccer capital.
First Published: Sep 02, 2011 19:45 IST