World Cup 2014

World Cup: Iran's captain asks to trade shirts with Lionel Messi – before kickoff!

Javad Nekounam is playing in what will probably be his last World Cup. So why not get the greatest souvenir of all, right?

The Iranian captain tried to ensure just that, seeming to come to a shirt-swap agreement with Argentine megastar Lionel Messi during the pregame handshake:

Shouldn't there be other things on his mind just before kickoff?