5 crazy things you missed: Whoops! Star in shorts gaffe, BBC’s Boateng blunder

The Rio Report

Often some of the funniest, most interesting and quirky moments at huge sports events go almost unnoticed, rarely featured in reports or blog posts.

So here are five ridiculous things you may not have already seen or heard about from the last few days in Brazil with the World Cup throwing up some brilliant stories.

Did you see anything particularly noteworthy that passed off without mention? Feel free to bring it to our attention in the comments section below...

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1) OOPS! FANS WEREN'T READY TO SEE THIS STRIP - Portugal's Carvalho gives fans more than they wanted to see from Ayew

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Was this a wardrobe malfunction or just simply over-zealous man-marking? It's hard to decide, but either way, fans were not expecting to see this from a seemingly innocuous tussle.

Portugal's William Carvalho tugged the shorts of Ghana's Jordan Ayew in a very forceful challenge, and the poor man was left rather exposed in the midfield. The TV directors kindly zoomed in on the incident, just to spare his blushes.

Oh, and the slow-mo replay really was not helpful either, although the BBC commentators were quick to point out - time and time again - that it was the FIFA feed they were using and so the direction of the pictures was not in their control. Still.

You may have been relieved to have missed it, but we've helpfully given you a few pictures just so we can share what we had to see - it's easier for us, that way. Thanks.

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2) HE HAS HOW MANY CAPS? - BBC gaffe awards Germany defender 441 international caps

England were criticised by many for not having enough experience, and by comparison to Jerome Boateng of Germany, they really did look naive.

The BBC put up this graphic of Boateng, informing the audience that he had been awarded a hugely impressive 441 caps for his country. What a player, what a stalwart, what a talisman.

Only he really has 42, so the graphic was quite spectacularly wrong. Oh well, at least it was complimentary.

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3) 'MAID BITE' BRILLIANCE FROM ITALY VICTIM - Giorgio Chiellini trolls Luis Suarez with funny maid photo

Okay, so he may have responded very angrily in the immediate aftermath, calling Luis Suarez a "sneak", but now Giorgio Chiellini can certainly see the funny side of the biting incident.

The huge defender joked around with a hotel worker in Brazil, with the lady pretending to chomp on his shoulder while he laughed away to the cameras.

It was a fun and playful moment with Italy having crashed out of the World Cup as a result of losing to Uruguay in England's group. It's good to see the 29-year-old has a sense of humour.

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4) NOW THIS IS, WELL, PRETTY CRAZY - Suarez bite inspires amusing Subbuteo pitch recreation

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Suarez bite leads to amusing recreation on Subbuteo pitch

Luis Suarez’s bite on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has led to an amusing recreation of the classic football game Subbuteo.

In the video, nine miniature figures are placed on a football table – unaware that a set of clockwork teeth is about to rip through their ranks.

Just five of the players survive the onslaught as the teeth charge towards goal, even having a mischievous bite of the net in a scene akin to Ivory Coast goalkeeper Boubacar Barry’s celebration on Tuesday.

Watch the devastation unfold below:

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5) ANCHORMAN STAR ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PLAY FOR USA - Will Ferrell has promised to bite the opposition if he is given a chance to compete

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Will Ferrell announces plan to play for USA, promises to bite opposition

American actor Will Ferrell was a surprise guest at a United States fan park in Recife ahead of his nation’s clash with Germany.

Ferrell announced he would make a surprise appearance for the USA in the fixture – despite his poor physical shape – adding that he would “bite every German player” if he had too.

He left the stage to a boisterous chant of ‘I believe that we can win’ from the hoard of supporters. See what he got up to below.


Will Ferrell Crashes #FanHQ in Recife by e-mob

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