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

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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