On December 13, that day arrived. Murtaza finally got the chance to hold his hero’s hand and got a giant hug from Messi on the morning of the ‘Match of Champions’ game between Barcelona and Al Ahli. As the Barcelona players walked past him on the way to a meeting room at the team hotel, Murtaza spotted Messi and reached out a hand, which the Argentina superstar held with a big smile.A few moments later, Murtaza received a large embrace from his hero, who held him in his arms as the Barcelona team gathered behind him.Speaking with sc.qa, Murtaza said after his meeting with Messi: “I’m very happy to have met my hero. It is a dream for me. I can’t wait to see Messi at the game, it will be the first time for me in the stadium.”Yesterday evening, Murtaza was selected as one of the player escorts to walk out onto the pitch with his idol, providing another memory of a lifetime for him on his trip to Doha.An SC spokesperson said: “It was inspirational to meet Murtaza, and see him fulfill his dream. We were all kids once and had dreams, and in Qatar many of us still have them.“Murtaza’s dream was to meet his hero. We are in a fortunate position here that we were able to bring them together. It’s about a kid and his dream. That’s it. That pretty much sums up the power of football.“We were struck by his story from the beginning, and are delighted that we made the meeting happen. The story is symbolic of our belief that football can change lives for the better, and inspire youngsters from across our region and beyond.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram When Murtaza Ahmady stepped off the plane at Hamad International Airport following his journey from Afghanistan, the six-year-old boy asked his father Mohammed a single question: ‘Where is the house of Messi?’The football-crazy youngster had made the special journey to Qatar to meet his FC Barcelona hero. Images of him wearing a plastic bag of Argentinian national colours with Messi written on the back had gone viral on social media earlier this year. Subsequently, the ‘Albiceleste’ (white and sky blue) superstar had sent young Murtaza a signed jersey and football, and promised to meet him in person when the chance arose.The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) was inspired by the story of the small boy and his dream, and decided to try and find him to give him the chance of meeting his hero.
University of Wisconsin head football coach Paul Chryst yet again left his mark on the recruiting trail Sunday afternoon when Wisconsin’s No. 1 ranked offensive tackle Tyler Beach verbally committed to the Badgers.pic.twitter.com/T34LhHCbG9— Tyler Beach (@venomt57) April 3, 2016Beach, a four-star recruit, tweeted the following statement:“My dream is finally a reality! I would like to thank my parents for making me the man I have become today, and I would like to thank all the coaches who have spent their time recruiting me. They have all given me a chance to do great things. With that announcement I would like to say I am committing to the University of Wisconsin-Madison! Thank you”Beach, who attends Port Washington High School, had offers from football powerhouses like Notre Dame, Michigan and Michigan State, but ultimately chose to stay in his home state.Beach visited Wisconsin Thursday, and apparently that last visit was all it took to get him to give the school his commitment.Wisconsin Visit tomorrow! Excited to see more of the University.— Tyler Beach (@venomt57) March 30, 2016“They left a great impression,” Beach said to 24/7 sports. “They always do every time I go. The culture and tradition isn’t matched by many schools.”Tyler Beach: “I just had the feeling I need to go here.” #Badgers— Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood) April 3, 2016Beach’s commitment gives UW the state’s best offensive tackles for the second straight season after they signed Cole Van Lanen — Wisconsin’s No. 1 ranked offensive tackle in 2016, according to Scout.com.Meet the 2016 Wisconsin football recruiting class: OffenseThe Wisconsin football team struggled mightily at times on offense due to numerous injuries and lack of depth. Despite those Read…In terms of the university’s current recruiting class, Beach’s commitment gives the Badgers their fourth commitment on the offensive line — all of whom have been their top four recruiting targets on the line — and ninth overall commitment of the 2017 season.Beach’s commitment also puts them at No. 19 in Scout.com’s 2017 class rankings and they currently have the fourth highest class ranking in the Big Ten behind Ohio State (No. 1), Michigan (No. 8) and Iowa (No. 18).Wisconsin has landed its top four offensive line targets by April 3rd. That’s incredible. UW off to a STRONG recruiting start in 2017— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) April 3, 2016
Chinese company Tiens Group had given 6,400 of its employees a free four-day trip to France and Monaco. Previous studies have shown that taking a break from work increases productivity. This is probably why Li Jinyuan is willing to dish out $15 million to take his employees on a luxurious vacation.Sources: ABC News, CNN