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No, Messi and Neymar are not listening to Zakir Naik in the video

Recently, a viral social media post on Tiktok, claimed that Messi and Neymar are sitting together and listening to Dr. Zakir Naik’s speech. 

Check out some of the videos aired on Tiktok here and here.

Fact Check/ Verification

With the reverse image search on Google, we found a Youtube video titled “The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017” streamed live on 24 October 2017 on FIFA’s official YouTube channel. The original video can be found under the title “Full Show”.

Besides, detailed information and images can be found in a report published at the same time in USA Today. In 2017, FIFA organized and hosted the FIFA Football Awards in London where Argentinian footballer Messi and Brazilian footballer Neymar participated in that event and sat next to each other. A small clip of this program is edited with an audio clip of Islamic speaker Dr. Zakir Naik.

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In 2017, a video clip of Messi and Neymar sitting next to one another along with an audio clip of Islamic speaker Zakir Naik’s speech is been circulated on social media Tiktok falsely claiming as the footballers were listening to Zakir Naik’s speech.

Result: False

Our Sources

USA Today

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