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Sons Of Brazil's Most Famous Fan Are Continuing His Legacy At The World Cup

Sons Of Brazil's Most Famous Fan Are Continuing His Legacy At The World Cup

The two sons of Clovis Fernandes, Brazil's most famous supporter, will continue his legacy at this year's World Cup in Russia.

Clovis is considered one of the most fervent fans of Brazil's national football side and has followed the team through every major tournament in his life.

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He became a recognisable face, a figure who represented the country's unwavering support of its popular and successful football team.

After a nine-year battle with cancer, Clovis sadly died from the disease in 2015, at just 60. His last major tournament with Brazil was their disastrous World Cup on home soil. They were famously knocked out of the competition in the semi-final, losing 7-1 to eventual winners Germany.

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However, Brazil remain the World Cup's most successful team, having won it five times - although they last took the trophy home back in 2002, at a time when Ronaldo was the world's best player and plying his trade at Real Madrid.

The current squad appear to be faring better than more recent sides, seemingly back to a quality football that is recognisably Brazilian and one of the favourites to win the World Cup in Russia, with the likes of Marcelo and Neymar in their squad.

Brazil National Team
Brazil National Team

In their group are Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia. The Swiss could prove tricky customers, but really the South Americans are expected to sail through to the knockout stages.

Clovis' sons, Frank and Gostavo, will now take over from him, using the same trophy he took around the world with him.

Hopefully they can live up to their father's legacy while witnessing the same levels of greatness that Clovis was lucky enough to see.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football News, Football, World Cup, Community, Brazil

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.

 

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