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Lionel Messi to star in Cirque du Soleil show

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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 .

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 .

“ 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 .

( AFP )

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