Boy’s dreams come true – level 3

29-08-2023 15:00

A five-year-old boy from a poor family in Afghanistan and a fan of Lionel Messi captured the Internet’s heart for customizing a plastic bag into a Lionel Messi shirt because his family could not afford a real one.

The boy’s dream came true when Messi, a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, sent a package to him containing his two teams’ soccer jerseys – Argentina and Barcelona – and a ball, to symbolize a child’s right to play.

Murtaza Ahmadi now proudly wears his new football jersey bearing Messi’s famous number 10, as he has a kick about.

Difficult words: goodwill (good), ambassador (somebody who represents something), jersey (a sports shirt), a kick about (a quick football game).

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What other football teams is Murtaza Ahmadi a fan of, and what significant impact has this story had for children in poor families?


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