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Chile striker gets tattoo of 119th minute shot that hit the crossbar against Brazil

No, we don’t know why either.

ON SATURDAY CHILE striker Mauricio Pinilla came within a centimetre of knocking the hosts, Brazil, out of the World Cup with a 119th minute effort that rattled off the crossbar.

To, we guess, commemorate the miss – and his later missed penalty – the 30-year old has had some additions to his extensive collection of tattoos.

And here is how the tattoo came about:

We’re not sure what to make of it. Do people always commemorate coming so close to success?

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