French soccer legend Zinedine Zidane kicked a ball around with Indonesia's president Friday on the manicured lawns of the state palace as hundreds of fans jostled to catch get a glimpse.
Zidane, in the country to promote a French food company, is popular in Indonesia where many fans have followed the performances of a fellow Muslim.
"You are a great man," President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told Zidane after juggling a ball with him. "You are very famous here in Indonesia, you have a lot of fans who admire you."
Many palace workers brought their children along to see Zidane, creating a party atmosphere at the normally stuffy palace.
The three-time FIFA World Player of the Year is scheduled to hold coaching clinics with young children and open a new dairy facility during his two day stay in the country.
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