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Barack Obama and His Daughters Want to Meet Argentine Star Lionel Messi

Barack Obama and his family want to talk to the Argentine superstar.

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Barack Obama - the President of the United States, of course - wants to arrange a meeting between his two daughters and Barcelona megastar Lionel Messi.

Obama is in Argentina, Messi's country of birth, on a two-day diplomatic trip. While not dancing the tango, The President spoke to the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Town Hall in Buenos Aires about many topics, including who his daughters - 17-year-old Malia and 14-year-old Sasha - wanted to meet.

"I wanted to bring my daughters here, so they could see the beauty and the vibrancy of this city," Obama said. "They've already met one famous Argentinean -- His Holiness Pope Francis. Now they want to meet [Lionel] Messi, but I could not arrange that."

If you want to meet Messi and haven’t yet, don’t be too sad. It’s not that easy, even for one of the most powerful men in the world, to arrange a meeting.

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