Tahitian footballer Efraín Arañeda, commonly known as Chico, saw last Thursday how his dream came true: to get Fernando Torres' shirt.
But the story is older than that, and it goes back to 2007, when Torres visited Tahiti due to his honeymoon.
The Tahitian midfielder, of Chilean origin, works in the capital, Papeete, as a tourist guide, and he met the Spanish striker during his holiday.
Arañeda picked up Torres and his wife from the airport, took them to their hotel, and then drove them back to the airport at the end of their honeymoon.
The Tahitian was thrilled about seeing the Chelsea player again, and he managed to get to the locker room after the game between both teams.
Although FIFA forbade the Toa Aito players to enter the Spanish changing rooms but Arañeda got to speak to manager Vicente del Bosque in Spanish and arranged an exception.
He got to meet with Torres again, and not only the striker gave him his shirt: he put on Arañeda's shirt himself.
After the shirt exchange, Torres mentioned that he wanted to return to French Polynesia soon, and Arañeda took advantage of the situation and gave him his number to help him with anything Spain's number 9 might need.
Arañeda hasn't been able to participate in the Confederations Cup, due to a ligament injury, but he is accompanying the team as the first reserve player.
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