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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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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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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