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Watch: 'Fake' Neymar takes Qatar by storm, fools thousands of fans, guards

FIFA World Cup 2022: While the real Neymar is racing against time to be fit for Brazil's final group game and beyond, an impersonator has caught the fancy of the fans and venue officials alike.

December 01, 2022 / 01:44 PM IST
FIFA World Cup: Sosia Doney has an uncanny resemblance to Brazilian superstar Neymar. (Image credit: Twitter/@afccharlie)

FIFA World Cup: Sosia Doney has an uncanny resemblance to Brazilian superstar Neymar. (Image credit: Twitter/@afccharlie)

A doppelganger of Brazil's talisman Neymar has taken Qatar by storm as thousands of fans and venue officials took selfies with the impersonator, who is at the FIFA World Cup 2022. Sosia Doney has an uncanny resemblance to the Brazilian superstar and first made an appearance during the team's 1-0 win over Switzerland, at Stadium 974, on Monday.


While the real Neymar was following the action while recovering from an ankle injury he sustained in the first game against Serbia, the reel one was mobbed by fans at Stadium 974 with security in tow.

Doney went viral as cameras filmed Brazilian fans going wild in the stands as he walked to his seat, with thousands whipping out their phones for a glimpse of who they thought was the real Neymar.