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Football fans in India are definitely basking in the glory of Carles Puyol's mere presence in the country, as a part of promotional activities for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, scheduled for October 2017. The 39-year-old Spaniard, one of the greatest defenders of all time, may have come in for a short duration, but he hopes to return in the future.

Puyol, who took up the role of a lion on the field while captaining FC Barcelona and the Spain national football team during his gem of a career, came across as a very fun loving and light-hearted man, during his on-camera appearances in India.

Namaste India ??#fifau17wc #footballtakesover

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The six-time La Liga winner with Barca, appeared in a facebook live interaction with TV host Gaurav Kapoor and also was seen alongside Javier Ceppi, the tournament director of the U-17 World Cup, at the IPL Extraaa Innings T20 show on Tuesday May 16, hosted by Samir Kochhar.

Watch the full video HERE.

Besides that, Puyol also graced various events in New Delhi, from posing in front of the India Gate to getting clicked with Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and of course, the most important act of it all -- handing the first ticket of the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017, to the family of Sibdas Bhaduri, the evergreen Mohun Bagan captain, part of the famous 1911 team.

As translated by Ceppi during their facebook live interaction, Puyol mentioned "I'll be back [to India]" in Spanish, before indulging in a live foosball session and winning the game with elan!