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Snapshot: 10-year-old Dubliner Ciarán Duffy winks at the world from the Maracanã pitch

The Shamrock Rovers schoolboy is an official player escort at the World Cup
Jun 18th 2014, 8:20 PM 11,284 6

IF THERE WAS one thing we knew about 10-year-old Ciarán Duffy before he went to the World Cup, it’s that he is a confident lad.


And taking the Shamrock Rovers schoolboy out of Dublin and onto the biggest stage in world football didn’t faze him in the slightest.

As a mascot for Iker Casillas before tonight’s crunch Spain v Chile World Cup Group B clash, Duffy (that’s him in the bottom right of the screen) picked his moment, stared down the lens and delivered this wink to the watching millions.

You can’t teach that.

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