Argentina and football are synonyms. Infectious football frenzy in Argentina prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday as he received a football jersey from FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the G20 summit.
The prime minister shared a picture of the blue jersey with his name on the back of his Twitter account, saying: "It was impossible to come to Argentina and not think about football, Argentine players are extremely popular in India. @FIFAcom Gianni Infantino, thank you for gentle gesture. "
He could not come to Argentina and not think soccer. Argentine players are extremely popular in India.
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1 December 2018
On Thursday, the prime minister analyzed how football is linked to India and Argentina while addressing the "Yoga for Peace" event.
"If Argentina is interested in India's philosophy, art, music and dance, there are millions of fans of silver stars in India." Maradona's name is used as a proverb in India, he said.
Argentina's football stars – like Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi – have a huge fan following in India.
PM Modi departed for New Delhi after completing his three-day visit to the Argentine capital in Buenos Aires, where he attended the 13th G20 summit.