Kolkata Gears Up to Witness Messi Magic

Argentina vs Venezuela
Live from Salt Lake Stadium
Telecast starts 6:45 PM
Kickoff at 7PM
Live on Channel 10 & ESPN

Its the day which all Football Crazy lovers in India has been waiting for, since they heard about the fixture. The football frenzy city, Kolkata is set to witness the Historical clash between two Latin American Side Argentina and Venezuela, and the one man who will be on the spotlight will be none other than, one of the Best Players in the world if not The Best-Lionel Messi.

Messi and his team mates will be playing their first match under the newly appointed coach Alejandro Sabella. This is Messi's first visit to the Country and the crowd has responded as expected. It was on the wee hours of   31st August when the little Magician landed in the City and despite the odd timing and cruel weather, a good amount of crowd gathered in the airport to have a glimpse of the Best Player in the World. Though the crowd were left disappointed as they failed to have the first view of Lionel Messi, it showed the love and the passion that the Kolkata people have for the beautiful game.

Spirited show by Venezuela in Copa America

For Argentina it will be none other than a Home Match, the crowd will be wild and the atmosphere will be electric. It will be tough for Venezuela in front of the 1.2 Lakh capacity crowd. But one must remember the fighting spirit that Venezuela have shown in the recently concluded Copa America where they managed to reach the Semi-finals despite all odds against them.

For the football lovers in the city, Messi will not be the only attraction. The star studded Argentina line-up boasts of players which we are accustomed to see in front of our Television sets. Players like Sergio Aguero who have already made a shining start to his Premier League career after moving from Atheletico Madrid to Manchester City, Javier Mascherano of FC Barcelona needs no introduction and neither do the likes of Gonzalo Higuain or Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.

The venue of the match-Salt Lake Stadium has been renovated for the high profile clash and the crowd are anxiously waiting to get thrilled by the Football Mania once again.

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