Belo Horizonte: Argentina's open training session ahead of the FIFA World Cup ended in disorder on Wednesday as more than a dozen fans invaded the pitch and reached Lionel Messi and his team mates before security guards could intervene.
One fan knelt down in front of Messi and started shining the Argentina captain's boots. Messi laughed, received a hug from the fan and gave him his sweater before a security guard pulled him away. (All the latest FIFA World Cup photos)
Argentina-Brazil is one of the world's fiercest football rivalries, but you couldn't tell from the scenes at Independencia stadium in Belo Horizonte.