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A young Irish football fan is now the proud owner of a piece of World Cup history

Kevin and Oisín Treanor recently attended Germany’s incredible 7-1 win over Brazil.

Detail of the 'Brazuca' official match ball of the FIFA World Cup 2014.
Detail of the 'Brazuca' official match ball of the FIFA World Cup 2014.

GERMANY’S 7-1 THRASHING of Brazil is destined to be remembered as one of the most famous World Cup matches of all time, and it is also bound have a special place in one particular Irish fan’s memory.

Monaghan native Oisín Treanor was at the game with his father Kevin and the duo were fortunate enough to get their hands on the ball used for much of the game, after collecting Brazil player Bernard’s wayward shot.

Kevin told Monaghan radio station Northern Sound that retaining the ball proved tricky, particularly as both other fans and stewards at the ground were similarly eager to get hold of it.

“Other supporters were trying to grab the ball off [Oisín], but I had a tricolour, which I wrapped round it and I said to my son, ‘Let’s get out of here’.”

And the father, who is currently based in Boston USA, made no apologies for taking home this very special souvenir.

“Fifa can afford to lose a ball. I’m sure they won’t go bankrupt. I still can’t believe this has happened.”

h/t @ExaminerSport

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