Lionel Messi lookalike almost ends up in Iranian prison after proving too popular with selfie-hunting fans

An Iranian student almost landed himself in a jail cell this weekend – for looking like global football icon Lionel Messi. Reza Parastesh bears an uncanny resemblance to the Barcelona

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Sardar Azmoun: The ‘Iranian Messi’ set to light up the World Cup and Premier League

Bleacher Report – KAZAN, One of the main issues surrounding Iran’s Sardar Azmoun is whether he should be compared to Lionel Messi or Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The forward is so highly

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Iran to Reveal Kit for 2018 World Cup in Uzbekistan Friendly

Head of Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) Mehdi Taj said Team Melli’s kit for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be unveiled in the friendly match

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Lionel Messi Fresh To Impress in Russia

Barcelona’s title win means their star player is now free to prepare for Argentina’s World Cup campaign. This is the week when Peru hope their captain and star centre forward

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Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho opens academy in Israel

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A Brazilian soccer idol has launched a soccer school in Israel aimed at both native-born and immigrant children and youths. Ronaldinho Gaucho, who spent last

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Marco Octavio returns to Iran national beach soccer team

TEHRAN – Marco Octávio Simoes Barbosa (or simply Marco Octavio) resumes his coaching career in Iran national beach soccer team. Marco Octavio returned for a fourth stint in charge of

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Busy Month Sees Germans Stay Top, Belgium Reach Third

March saw a busy month in international football, with a total of 133 games played across the globe meaning plenty of changes in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Teams bound

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Iran, Syria Pre-FIFA World Cup Friendly Cancelled

A friendly fixture between the Iran men’s national football team, domestically known as Team Melli, and Syria, which was meant to serve as a build-up for the Iranian side prior

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The Jamaican Who Isn’t Sure He Wants to Play for Jamaica

LEVERKUSEN, Germany — As far as Leon Bailey is concerned, he has been representing Jamaica on the international stage since he was 12 years old. He may never have played

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The Best Goal in the World This Weekend!

Last week’s goal-of-the-week in world soccer likely came from the Paraguay league. This week, we turn to Uruguay. Agustin Canobbio of Peñarol scored an outrageous goal during the club’s Uruguayan

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