Iran Captain Javad Nekounam Asks for Lionel Messi's Shirt During Handshakes

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJune 21, 2014


Lionel Messi's legend grows. And not just in the eyes of starry-eyed pitch-watchers—players too. 

Before the Iran vs. Argentina match, when the captains were doing their obligatory greetings with the referees, Iranian captain Javad Nekounam shook Messi's hand and made sure to get one simple but all-important request out of the way: the shirt exchange.

Messi: so good even opposing captains fawn in his presence. 

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