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[PHOTOS] 17 Football Stars Who Are Perfect Celebrity Doppelgängers

With the World Cup nearly a week underway in Brazil, the sports fans have quickly been introduced to a new crop of international superstars, and we couldn't help but notice that there are 17 of these footballers who look strangely similar to celebrities.

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1. Italian captain Andrea Pirlo and Sandor Clegane, the Hound, from "Game of Thrones"

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2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Niko Kovac

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3. Robin Van Persie of the Netherlands and actor Ben Affleck

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4. Aron Jóhannsson of the U.S. and a young Kevin Bacon

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5. Common and Tim Howard

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6. Shia Lebeouf and Karim Benzema

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7. Pavel Mogilevets of Russia and the 'Sprint Framily Plan' kid

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8. Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi and Adam Young of the band Owl City

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9. Mark Consuelos and Sergio Aguero

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10. Liam Hemsworth and Gerard Pique

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11. Sami Khedira of Germany and comedian/actor Sacha Baron Cohen

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12. Uruguay striker Diego Forlan and actor Bradley Cooper

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13. English goalkeeper Joe Hart and "Dawson's Creek" star James Van Der Beek

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14. Diego Lugano of Uruguay and actor Simon Baker, of "The Mentalist"

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15. Omar Gonzalez of the U.S. and actor Adam Driver

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16. David Blaine and Clint Dempsey

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17. Shrek and Wayne Rooney

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Meanwhile, Andrea Pirlo, the Italian captain, also looks like Chuck Norris

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