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Lionel Messi to star in Cirque du Soleil show

/ 06:56 PM October 11, 2018
Lionel Messi

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi. Image: Lluis Gene / AFP

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi’s stellar career will be the subject of a new Cirque du Soleil show next year, the five-time world player of the year said Wednesday.

“I am proud to announce the creation of a new Cirque du Soleil show in 2019 based on the story of my life and passion for football,” said Messi, whose Instagram feed showed him clad in a T-shirt of the Canadian troupe famed for their extravagant shows.

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Messi had Monday posted a video of himself wearing the shirt and juggling what appeared to be a red clown nose.

Cirque du Soleil said on their website that they were thrilled to confirm the link-up with Messi, 31.

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“The show will draw its inspiration from the incredible talent and accomplishments of the football legend, who embodies the unique spirit and values of his sport,” the troupe said. AB

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