Wow! Check out this exact Messi-Look-alike in Iran (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Reza Parastesh, an Iranian doppelganger of FC Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi, has provoked a local craze with his spot-on resemblance to the famous footballer, prompting queues for photographs and autographs on the streets of Tehran on Sunday.


Parastesh has had a taste of what it's like to be a global football superstar - sporting an identical hairstyle and the iconic beard, and roaming the streets in his doppelganger's shirt - causing people of all ages to approach him. Some of those he meets only acknowledge the difference upon second glance.
SOT, Reza Parastesh, Lionel Messi lookalike (Farsi): "The first time that I seriously decided to take a photo with sports clothes and introduce myself as the double of Messi, my father encouraged me, He said - do it."

SOT, Reza Parastesh, Lionel Messi lookalike (Farsi): "It was the match between Iran and Argentina and Messi scored a goal in the final minutes, prompting Iran's exit from the World Cup. My father is a football fan, so he called me and told me 'don't come home tonight' because he thought that I scored that goal. He didn't let me come home."

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