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    Messi Becomes the Face of Russian Bank

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    The FC Barcelona superstar ​​has signed a one-year deal to become the face of Russia's largest private bank and onе of the official 2018 World Cup sponsors.

    A spokeswoman for the bank confirmed the one-year contract with one of the greatest players in history, but declined to disclose any particulars of the deal.

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    A video of the Argentinian striker signing autographs dressed in Alfa-Bank's colors has already been circulating on Instagram for several days.

    Last year, Messi, 30, made a cool $80 mln with 27 mln coming from endorsement deals, finishing third on the Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes.

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