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.
Clovis Fernandes followed Brazil for seven consecutive World Cups, from 1990-2014.
In 2015 he sadly passed away from cancer.
His sons Frank and Gostavo are now in Russia continuing his legacy.
The beautiful game. pic.twitter.com/cbLrer8Cv0
- FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) June 14, 2018
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.
Felt so sorry for Clovis Fernandes when Brazil lost 7-1 to Germany. What a brilliant Brazil fan Clovis Fernandes ! Clovis Fernandes was at the Brazil games through thick and thin. Iconic pic with Clovis Fernandes holding the World Cup !
- Dave (@DavidWa50046817) June 14, 2018
God bless them and forgive their father :pray::pray:
- Ceo ± One (@Olaminiyan) June 14, 2018
I didn't know he passed away, that sucks. Glad to see his sons do what they are, he is definitely looking down at them with pride
- SharpSalah:flag_au: (@SharpSalah) June 15, 2018
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.
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.
The son of World Cup icon Clovis Acosta Fernandes will continue his legacy this time around after Clovis passed away in 2015:cry::heart::soccer: #Brasil #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/mN3iyYj3Pq
- Juan "WorldCup" Direction (@JuanDirection58) June 15, 2018
Hopefully they can live up to their father's legacy while witnessing the same levels of greatness that Clovis was lucky enough to see.
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