Salah's Iraqi lookalike dreams of football glory


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With his black beard, curly hair and football shirt, Iraqi striker Hussein Ali is often mistaken for one of the world's top players: Egypt's Mohamed Salah. Although he is himself a striker, for the Al-Zawraa club, it is the 20-year-old's likeness to Salah which piques Iraqis' interest. Ali said he paid $40 for his Liverpool shirt, while working every day to support his large family and without a wage from playing football. For Ali, his hopes will rest in one day coming face-to-face with his hero: "My life's dream is to meet Mohamed Salah... Perhaps he will invite me to the World Cup in Russia?"