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VIDEO: Lionel Messi welcomed at Kolkata

Lionel Messi - Kolkata

Lionel Messi - Kolkata

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi arrived in Kolkata early Wedneday morning to join his national teammates for an international friendly match against Venezuela. The match will take place at the Saltlake Stadium on Friday.

Thousands of Indian football fans waited at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata to welcome their hero. The fans were disappointed as Messi was escorted out of the airport via the VIP gate of the airport.


Here is a rare video footage of the Barca star receiving honours at the team hotel…