The Standard of football may not be of the highest quality but you cant accuse them lacking imagination!

Former Barcelona superstar Andres Iniesta’s move to Vissel Kobe last month has brought an enormous amount of excitement to Japanese Football.

The two appearances he has made so far has shown that supporters are filing out the stadiums to have a glimpse of the Spanish Midfield legend.

To the disappointment of fans of FC Tokyo who have already booked tickets for the game at the Ajinomoto Stadium, Iniesta is not in Vissel Kobe’s squad for the away trip on Sunday.

Iniesta Impersinator

“Iniesta has made a quick trip back to Spain to pick up his family and bring them to Japan,” Vissel Kobe business director Masayuki Mori has said. “He will be away for just a few days and will then return to action.”

Tokyo FC however aren’t going to completely put an end to their fans hopes of watching the legendary midfielder in action for Vissel Kobe this weekend.

According to Sports Hochil, the capital’s club have hired an Iniesta impersonator by the name of Iam Noda to satisfy the  50,000 crowd that will be in attendance.

Special Praise must be given to Mr Noda however as it appears he has mastered the Iniesta beard, fans surely now won’t notice the difference between them both..