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Messi to star in Cirque du Soleil show

AFP  |  Barcelona 

and star Lionel Messi's stellar career will be the subject of a new show next year, the five-time world of the year said Wednesday.

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

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

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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 21:00 IST