Messi was asked to adopt Islam by a Saudi player at the FIFA World Cup?

A video of an interaction between Saudi Arabian defender Ali Al-Bulayhi and Argentinian striker Lionel Messi, during their group stage match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, has gone viral to claim that Messi was asked to embrace Islam by the Saudi player.

Al-Bulayhi can be seen tapping Messi on his back and talking to him, in what appears to be an aggressive stance.

Messi laughs it off and doesn't respond. The audio in the background talks about 'converting to Islam in order to go to heaven'.

The audio in the clip is reportedly from a conversation between Pakistani cricketer Ahmed Shehzad and Sri Lankan player Tillakaratne Dilshan in 2014.

The audio of the conversation between Al-Bulayhi and Messi was not recorded, but the former later said that he told Messi that Argentina would not win the match.

Upon listening to the audio in the viral video, the commentator said,

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