Brighton barber helps World Cup stars look trim in Qatar



orld Cup stars have been stored wanting trim in Qatar because of a barber from Brighton.

Rebin Rob, 28, has been slicing the hair of Brighton and Hove Albion gamers since 2015, with among the membership’s present and former footballers in Qatar for the World Cup.

Suggestions about his work have led to Mr Rob slicing the hair of many different gamers, together with Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and the remainder of the Wales squad.

He has additionally labored with Belgium, Iran and Australia, with the latter helped to look their greatest earlier than their spherical of 16 recreation with Argentina on Saturday night.

Mr Rob, proprietor of Med’s Barbers and Light Barbers in Brighton, instructed the PA information company: “Mathew Ryan performs for Australia, Alireza Jahanbakhsh performs for Iran and earlier than I got here I had a chat with them, I’m fairly shut with them, it’s not only a barber and buyer – it’s like a buddy.

“Firstly after I arrived I met the Iran nationwide workforce due to Jahanbakhsh. They’d a private barber with the workforce however they most well-liked me.

“The primary time I reduce like 5 of them and so they had very massive confidence to win towards USA, they mentioned come again after the USA recreation, however sadly they’re out now.

“Due to Mathew Ryan with Australia, I’ve carried out the entire squad, I’ve been there a number of instances.”

Mr Rob mentioned the primary time he visited the Wales workforce he reduce the hair of “23 of them in someday” and 6 extra a number of days later.

I like soccer. I’m actually, actually proud to be right here, watching soccer similtaneously I do my job, that is one thing for me an enormous expertise

He added: “I had a chat with Leo Trossard, who performs for Belgium, and I went to see the Belgium workforce – I’ve carried out for Leo and some different gamers however sadly they bought knocked out.”

Mr Rob mentioned he hopes Australia keep within the event so he can proceed working with them and he plans to stay in Qatar for the remainder of the World Cup.

He mentioned: “It makes me really feel good, I give them a superb haircut – while you give a superb trim, it simply makes them really feel good, really feel higher and really feel extra assured.

“I feel that’s why they select a barber who they need to go together with. With a haircut, one of many essential issues is it offers you confidence.

“Some individuals don’t thoughts a few haircut however most individuals prefer to have a recent reduce, particularly footballers as they’re on TV and everybody can see them.”

On his expertise with Bale, Mr Rob mentioned: “That was nice, a really good man and it was an honour for me to satisfy such an enormous participant.”

Mr Rob mentioned he felt no stress given his expertise as a barber, including: “It makes me really feel proud to do my job higher, however on the similar time not nervous as a result of I’m not new within the job, I’ve been doing it for a very long time and in Brighton I do it for Adam Lallana, Danny Welbeck, Leo Trossard.”

He defined he has been to some video games on the event, with tickets being a “thanks from the boys” for his or her haircuts.

Mr Rob added: “The plan is I’m going to remain right here for a pair extra weeks, I’ve already had a chat with a number of different gamers from completely different groups and let’s see the way it goes.”

On who he thinks can win the event, he mentioned: “It’s actually arduous however I can see England, an excellent squad, France and Argentina – these three for me have gotten the largest probability.”

He described life in Qatar as “pretty” and mentioned he had loved the quick distances to journey to look at video games, noting: “The persons are so pleasant.”

On working on the World Cup, Mr Rob mentioned: “I like soccer. I’m actually, actually proud to be right here, watching soccer similtaneously I do my job, that is one thing for me an enormous expertise.

“It makes my job extra fascinating.”

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