Brazilian players humiliate themselves in extreme play-acting incident

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While it may be far from the most watched competition in the world, Brazilian football is not short on entertainment value.

Even outside the top division, the standard of skill on display is nothing short of jaw-dropping – not to mention it is where the likes of Neymar and Ronaldinho cut their teeth.

It does not boast any of the household names who once graced its pitches, but there are still plenty of reasons to keep one eye on the action in the South American nation.


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The most football-mad country on the planet certainly has a knack for grabbing the attention of fans the world over – even with acts that have nothing to do with bicycle kicks, step overs or rainbow flicks.

In fact, a match between Vila Nova and Goias in the second tier in Brazil – Serie B – has produced a moment more suited to a comedy sketch than a professional football game.

The travelling side emerged with all three points on the night, but not without one of their players and his opponent disgracing themselves in a pathetic display of play-acting.

One could be forgiven for fearing all hell was going to break loose as Goias striker Rossi locked heads with veteran Vila Nova defender Marcelo Cordeiro.

However, the seemingly hostile situation took a bizarre turn when both players feigned to headbutt each other before collapsing to the ground, clutching their faces in perfect unison.

The referee was not within view of the strange altercation and subsequently let both players off with a warning.

Check out the comical video below.

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David Luiz
Brazil Football
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