The Hometown of Spanish football legend Andres Iniesta has built a statue in the image of the midfield maestro to celebrate his 2010 World Cup contributions in South Africa as we approach the 10th anniversary of that memorable truimph.
The former Barcelona magician scored with such a powerful drive in the 116 minute against the Netherlands to hand Spain its first World Cup glory.
The statue has been built to imitate the pose with which Iniesta executed the extra-time volley to clinch vitory for La Rojas.
July 10 had been scheduled for the inauguration of the statue but celebrations has been postponed due to the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic.
The image is not of the final work of the sculpture, but of a sketch in clay, before being cast in bronze,” the town hall of Albacete stated.
However, rest assured, the finished statue will be wearing Spain‘s away strip.
“In the final sculpture, the athlete will appear wearing his sporting kit.”