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Start Date: 11/12/12 (Aged 15)

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Gold replica of Lionel Messi's left foot valued at £3.5m'

A pure gold replica of Lionel Messi's left foot has been unveiled in Tokyo at a value of £3.5m' ($5.3). The Barcelona star's left foot was cast in Spain at the end of 2012 after his fourth consecutive world player of the year award. The cast was then taken back to Japan for the creation of the golden masterpiece. The model foot weighs 25kg and is ten inches tall.

Japanese jeweller Ginza Tanaka claims to have made the golden foot in order to celebrate Messi's achievements for the year of 2012 and some of the funds generated will go to the Leo Messi Foundation. The organisation aims to help children at risk around the world.

The golden cast will now go on sale tomorrow.

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