Brazil's Marcelo Vieira gets a new team ... sort of
Marcelo Vieira, the 26-year-old Brazilian defender, has been moved to a new team. Any guesses?
That's right! Just after the first game, Marcelo apparently moved on to 'redder' pastures.
9gag Brazil came up with this joke just hours after the opening match where Brazil played against Croatia. At the 11th minute, Marcelo accidentally kicked the ball into his team's net while trying to stop it. Croatia was obviously happy but the people of Brazil were absolutely stunned that the first goal of the World Cup was scored by their own player for the opponent's team.
Croatia's Srna, Vrsaljko, Modric, Rakitic and Jelavic celebrate after Brazil's Marcelo scored an own goal during their 2014 World Cup opening match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS
Brazil's Marcelo and Julio Cesar react after an own goal by Marcelo during the 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS
Brazilian fans react after Croatia's goal at the Fan Fest to watch the first match of the World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro on June 12, 2014. AFP
So Marcelo, how do you feel about this change?
Source: Reuters, AFP, 9gag Brazil