Between August 11 and 15, Zhonghe Gongti, which runs the stadium, allowed people to enter their names into a lucky draw which will select 100 winners of “Messi turf” for 499 yuan per patch, the National Business Daily reported.
It is unclear what size the individual patches of turf are, but the stadium operator said they have been taken from three specific areas of the playing surface.
Another is where he dribbled past three mesmerised defenders, and the third is a bigger area the superstar patrolled throughout the 90 minutes.
“The Beijing Workers’ Stadium created a carnival joined by tens of thousands of people on June 15. It carried dreams and passion. It witnessed persistence and miracles,” the company said on social media app Weibo explaining why it had decided to sell the turf souvenirs, according to SCMP.
China always looks at EU member states as partners. We have more cooperation than competition, more common sense than disputes, Dr. Chun Ding, Director of the Center for European Studies at Fudan University - who visited Budapest on the invitation of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium - told Eurasia.