Andres Iniesta & Anna Ortiz: Bronze Friday

World Cup 2010 Spain Hero Andres Iniesta was honoured with a bronze statue in his hometown of Fuentealbilla. Artist Emilio Ibanez has been commissioned to sculpt it. The statue was erected in the small village in the province of Albicete on Friday 18. Iniesta's wife Anna Ortiz and their daughter Valeria attended the ceremony honouring the city's most famous native son.

“The sculpture was a tribute to his virtues and feelings towards his people” explained Daniel Peinado, President of the Barcelona Federation of Supporters Clubs in the Castilla-La Mancha region. The 29-year-old Barcelona star felt very "grateful" and "happy". Who looks better, the original or the bronze statue?

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