Alisson Becker, 25, distracted viewers from around the globe with his rugged good looks that some were saying made him look like the “lost Hemsworth brother” to Chris, Liam and Luke.
The goalkeeper sparked interest among fans on Twitter during the intense World Cup game against Mexico where Alisson showed off his goalkeeping skills by preventing the opposing team from scoring during the entirety of the game, according to theDaily Mail.
“Fun Fact – Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson is actually the fourth Hemsworth brother,” one fan joked on Twitter during the high-stakes match.
This fan was not the only one to notice Alisson’s resemblance to the Australian brothers.
Other people said he looked like the “lost brother” to the three actors while one specifically said Alisson resembled Chris Hemsworth during the movie Thor.
“No wonder #Mexico couldn’t score, #Brazil played with #Thor as their goalkeeper,” one person posted, while another chimed in: “Wait, is Thor playing goalkeeper for Brazil? Is that legal?”
One fan explained exactly why they were focused on the Brazil vs. Mexico match, and it wasn’t for the nail-biting plays.
“Haven’t learned much about football watching #BRAvMEX but the Brazilian goalkeeper is a SNACK,” they wrote on Twitter.
Alisson’s appearance on the field even swayed some Mexico fans to start rooting for Brazil instead.
“Planned on rooting for Mexico but holy smokes have you seen the Brazilian goalkeeper,” one person wrote, before adding: “Hot damn.”
Their support – plus Brazil’s phenomenal performance on the field – resulted in the South American team winning in a stunning 2-0 defeat over Mexico.
Brazil will move onto the next round leaving many Mexico fans in tears as their team was eliminated from the cup.
But although Alisson certainly put on an impressive performance on the pitch – not letting a single ball pass him during the entire game – it wasn’t his skills that were attracting the most attention online.
Indeed, many spectators sharing their thoughts about the game on Twitter admitted to being rather distracted by Alisson’s handsome features – while others noted that they had only stayed tuned into the game in the first place in order to catch a better glimpse of him.
But unfortunately for many new Brazil fans around the world, Alisson has been married for the past three years to Natália Loewe, who has quite the fan base of her own, boasting an impressive Instagram following of over 65,300 people.
Natália and Alisson welcomed their first child – a daughter called Heleninha – together last year, and both regularly post adorable images of themselves with the beautiful baby girl on social media.
Heleninha has also enjoyed plenty of time in the spotlight at the World Cup, with both of her parents sharing plenty of pictures of the little girl decked out in an array of Brazil-themed ensembles both on and off the pitch.
And despite where Brazil finishes in the World Cup, all eyes really are on Alisson for the next few months as he prepares to head to a new club team for the 2018/19 season.
Alisson has played for AS Roma – an Italian Serie A team – for the past two years, having completed his transfer to the side in July 2016. However, it looks as though he is now preparing to leave the club this summer and head off in search of a new home, with London-based Premier League team Chelsea, and Spanish side Real Madrid serving as the main contenders.