Solid gold Lionel Messi's foot on sale in Japan

Part of the profits from the sale will go to help people affected by the quake and tsunami that hit Japan two years ago.

updated: March 06, 2013 19:10 IST
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Tokyo: A solid gold replica of footballer Lionel Messi's left foot, complete with blood vessels and the swirls of skin on the bottom of the toes, is to go on sale in Japan, a jeweller said on Wednesday.

The 25-kilogramme (55-pound) statue, worth $5.25 million, was created from a mould of the star striker's foot by Ginza Tanaka to mark Messi's record-breaking fourth consecutive Ballon d'Or award.

The company said the golden foot is due to go on sale on Thursday, along with a number of miniature versions and a solid gold plate of the Barcelona FC frontman's footprint, the company said.

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