Japan jeweller unveils Messi's golden foot

Japan jeweller unveils Messi's golden foot

A pure gold replica of Lionel Messi's left foot has been unveiled in Tokyo.

The foot, which is valued at USD 5.25 million, was created by Japanese jeweller Ginza Tanaka to commemorate the football player's achievements.

Messi's brother Rodrigo, who attended a news conference for the unveiling of the gold foot today said, "It's exceptional. You can see each line in the foot. It's an impressive piece of work."

The jeweller said he cast Messi's foot in Spain at the end of 2012.

Part of the proceeds will go to Messi's foundation, which in turn will go to support children in areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami disaster that hit Japan in March 2011.