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Leo Messi leaves a little kid hanging before Argentina game

As the focus of Argentina's World Cup hopes, Leo Messi had a lot on his mind before the Albiceleste's bout with Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Maracana.

He was so preoccupied, in fact, that he left a little kid hanging as he went for a handshake in the tunnel before the game.

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If you go to the Maracana right now, that poor little kid is still standing in the same spot in the dark, with his hand outstretched and a single tear rolling down his face.

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