Messi Nearly Tackled By Fan During World Cup Qualifier

A fan tries to kiss the feet of Argentina's Lionel Messi during the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier football match against Uruguay in Mendoza, Argentina, on September 1, 2016. / AFP / JUAN MABROMATA        (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Messi Nearly Tackled By Fan During World Cup Qualifier

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Messi Nearly Tackled By Fan During World Cup Qualifier

Argentina beat Uruguay, 1-0, in a World Cup qualifying match on Thursday. Lionel Messi scored the only goal. Later in the game a fan ran onto the field. He appeared to travel a good distance and maybe tried to tackle Messi. Instead he ran into him and fell to the ground where Messi kept him at arm’s length. The pitch invader then got up and hugged Messi until security took him away.

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