Neymar lookalike fooled the security at stadium into thinking it was actually him
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A Neymar lookalike completely fooled the stadium security into thinking he was actually the Brazil superstar and was granted access to the pitch.
Brazil beat Switzerland 1-0 without their talisman on Monday, with Casemiro's late strike making it two wins from two for the Selecao.
Neymar suffered an ankle injury in the 2-0 win over Serbia and was ruled out of the final two group games by Brazil's team doctor.
He was resting his heavily swollen right ankle and undergoing treatment while watching the Switzerland clash, but an individual bearing resemblance to the Paris Saint-Germain man was in attendance.
The Neymar lookalike, with the same hair, beard and tattoos, duped a steward by wearing the official Brazil tracksuit and carrying a Louis Vuitton washbag.
He was personally escorted down to the pitch at Stadium 974 prior to the game and took selfies with a couple of fans who has arrived early.
The video was posted by the lookalike himself, @sosianey, and racked up a ridiculous 6.8 million views.
He was then sat in the stands for the victory and ended up being mobbed by fans who thought he was the real Neymar.
They weren't the only one who fell for it. Fox Soccer, who are an official broadcaster for the World Cup in Qatar, tweeted a clip of what they thought was Neymar walking around Doha.
However, after a slew of replies, they then issued an update telling their followers they had "got got" and that "Neymar has a very convincing doppelgänger".
UPDATE: we got got— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 27, 2022
Neymar has a very convincing doppelgänger 😅🤣
Neymar was subjected to a series of hard-hitting challenges against Serbia and it was a tackle from Nikola Milenkovic that resulted in him being hooked for Antony in the 80th minute.
The former Barcelona man has a recent history of ankle problems and both he and teammate Danilo will not be available for the game against Cameroon at the Lusail Stadium.
"Nothing in my life came easy and I've always had to work for my dreams and goals," Neymar wrote on Instagram after leaving the pitch in tears.
"I have never wished anyone anything bad and always helped who needed.
"I'm injured, yes it's not nice, it will hurt but I'm sure I will have the chance to come back because I'll do everything possible to help my country, my team-mates and myself."