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12-year-old Indian boy masters football tricks to become next Messi03:41

12-year-old Indian boy masters football tricks to become next Messi

India, Mampad
July 11, 2020 at 13:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Mishal Abulais, a 12-year-old boy from Mampad in the Indian state of Kerala became a social media celebrity of sorts mastering complicated football tricks.

Footage filmed on Friday shows the young talent copying the dribbling style and free kicks of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

''Messi and Ronaldo have millions of followers. Neymar also has a lot of fans. Everyone likes them very much. That is why I am copying their skills, I also want to play like them in bigger stadiums,'' said Mishal.

The boy has been training at the Mampad Rainbow Football Academy although much less often recently due to the coronavirus pandemic.

12-year-old Indian boy masters football tricks to become next Messi03:41
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Mishal Abulais, a 12-year-old boy from Mampad in the Indian state of Kerala became a social media celebrity of sorts mastering complicated football tricks.

Footage filmed on Friday shows the young talent copying the dribbling style and free kicks of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

''Messi and Ronaldo have millions of followers. Neymar also has a lot of fans. Everyone likes them very much. That is why I am copying their skills, I also want to play like them in bigger stadiums,'' said Mishal.

The boy has been training at the Mampad Rainbow Football Academy although much less often recently due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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