Lionel Messi Laughs When Ronaldinho Doppelganger Invades Pitch During Training

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJune 12, 2014

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 11:  A fan bearing the resemblance of Ronaldinho is escorted off the field while talking to Lionel Messi of Argentina after an open trainging session ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 11, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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A few pitch invaders managed to get on the field as Argentina trained in Belo Horizonte ahead of the 2014 World Cup—but Lionel Messi could only laugh when one of them was the spitting image of former Barcelona team-mate Ronaldinho.

The resemblance was uncanny, but even though Ronaldinho is not in Brazil's squad for this tournament, he is not—to the best of all available knowledge—spending his summer gate-crashing opposition training sessions.

Messi and Argentina's World Cup campaign begins on Sunday against Bosnia-Herzegovina.