• A soccer fan in Iran looks identical to Messi
    USA Today

    A soccer fan in Iran looks identical to Messi

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi is one of the most recognizable athletes on Earth, and one Iranian soccer fan is embracing his uncanny resemblance to the Argentinian superstar. Meet Riza Perestes. He's a regular guy from Iran, but he's gained popularity for his stunning resemblance to Messi. The Mehr News Agency met up with Perestes, who was wearing an Argentina jersey, and took photos of the Messi doppelgänger. Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency And here's the real Messi. The hair, the beard, the similar face. Yeah, we totally see it. (h/t 101greatgoals)

  • NBC Sports

    WATCH: Snazzy Sargent goal leads U.S. U-17s past Mexico

    Josh Sargent scored a pretty goal as the United States Soccer program had another banner day against Mexico. Nearly two months to the day after the U.S. U-20 side beat Mexico for the first time in 31 years, the U.S. U-17 topped El Tri for the first

  • Former Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes has been ordered back to prison to finish his murder sentence
    Newsweek

    Former Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes has been ordered back to prison to finish his murder sentence

    Brazil’s Supreme Court has ordered the rearrest of goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes, who was convicted of conspiring in the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend Eliza Samudio. Fernandes, 32, played professionally for Flamengo and Atlético Mineiro in Brazil before he was arrested in 2010 for his part in the murder of Samudio, who wanted him to pay child support for their son. Fernandes confessed to conspiring with friends who strangled Samudio; prosecutors said her body was then cut up and fed to dogs. Fernandes was sentenced to 22 years’ imprisonment in 2013 but a judge’s ruling in February 2017 allowed him early release on parole after serving fewer than seven years of the sentence. Boa Esporte, a