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The resemblance is uncanny! Is Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and Ted Mosby from 'How I Met Your Mother' the same person?

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Last Updated: June 30, 2014, 11:41 IST

The resemblance is uncanny! Is Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and Ted Mosby from 'How I Met Your Mother' the same person?

Guillermo Ochoa was one of the main reasons why Mexico was on the brink of reaching the quarterfinals at World Cup.

He'd stopped two of the world's most famous forwards, and yesterday, Brazilians and Mexicans alike chanted his name. Guillermo Ochoa was one of the main reasons why Mexico was on the brink of reaching the quarterfinals at the World Cup -- before the Netherlands came from a goal down to win 2-1 with two late goals. Voted man of the match, he was inconsolable.The 28-year-old keeper, who plays for French second division team Ajaccio, now looks likely to attract the attention of Europe's bigger clubs. He almost single handedly held Brazil to a 0-0 draw in the group stage and then kept the Dutch at bay until the final minutes in the second round yesterday. He twice prevented what looked like certain goals, getting between Stefan de Vrij and the ball in the 57th minute and then dropping down to stop Robben nine minutes later.Against Brazil, he twice stopped star striker Neymar, diving at full stretch to push his header past the post and later blocking his goal-bound shot. But his finest moment on the Internet came when someone pointed out he looked a lot like the TV actor Josh Radnor who plays the character of Ted Mosby in the hit series How I Met Your Mother. Radnor got sportingly (pun intended) behind the memes and jokes and tweeted "Been tough playing goalie for Mexico while also rehearsing this new Richard Greenberg play but I'm getting it done. #multitasking". (With inputs from AP)

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first published:June 30, 2014, 11:41 IST
last updated:June 30, 2014, 11:41 IST
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