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Take a glimpse into soccer-related gifts of Xi

By Wu Yan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2016-10-12 11:55

Take a glimpse into soccer-related gifts of Xi

Xi receives a jersey bearing his name from Argentina's then-vice-president Amado Boudou during his visit to the Latin American country in the capital city of Buenos Aires, July 19, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

"How much is the transfer fee?"

In July 19, 2014, Xi was given an Argentina national team jersey bearing his name and the No 10, as worn by superstar Lionel Messi, from Argentina's then-vice-president Amado Boudou during Xi's visit to the country.

He said that China hoped to strengthen cooperation with Argentina in improving its soccer level.

Take a glimpse into soccer-related gifts of Xi

A file photo of the shirt of Argentina football club Boca Juniors.

Later on the same day, Xi was given a No 10 jersey from the Boca Juniors football club bearing his name by Mauricio Macri, the then mayor of Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. Xi humorously asked Macri, "How much is the transfer fee?"

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