This lad, who has yet to be publicly identified, is being called "The Japanese Messi." For good reason. The kid's got footwork, pace and panache to the point where the guy who coached "The Real Messi" as a youth has linked to this clip via Twitter. Or, it could just be a farce, which would be sad.

Who is this nine-year-old 'Japanese Messi?' [EuroSport]

Could this be the Japanese Messi? [Talk Sport UK]

(H/T Bob's Blitz)