Argentina's Lionel Messi (bottom right) celebrates after scoring on a free kick against Team USA on Tuesday during their Copa America Centenario semifinal football match in Houston. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi, an avid Lionel Messi fan from Afghanistan, poses in a signed jersey from the Argentinian soccer great on Feb. 26. The boy's father says the media coverage led to threats toward the family. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

toggle caption Rahmat Gul/AP

Murtaza Ahmadi, 5, is the proud new owner of a genuine Lionel Messi jersey. Earlier this year, a photo of the boy wearing a "Messi" jersey made from a plastic bag went viral. Mahdy Mehraeen/UNICEF Afghanistan hide caption

toggle caption Mahdy Mehraeen/UNICEF Afghanistan

Barcelona's Gerard Pique (left) and Neymar (wearing headband) celebrate with the trophy after the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona in June. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

toggle caption Frank Augstein/AP