The Rio Report

5 crazy things you missed: Shakira and Vergara celebrate, Fans trade Suarez jokes

The Rio Report

Often some of the funniest, most interesting and quirky moments at huge sports events go almost unnoticed, rarely featured in reports or blog posts.

So here are five ridiculous things you may not have already seen or heard about from the last few days in Brazil with the World Cup throwing up some brilliant stories.

Did you see anything particularly noteworthy that passed off without mention? Feel free to bring it to our attention in the comments section below...

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1) COLOMBIAN A-LISTERS CELEBRATE WILDLY - Shakira and Sofia Vergara bask in country's World Cup glory

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One thing the World Cup does do is bring entire countries together, particularly amid the glory of a fine knockout victory. Colombia as a nation was jubilant last evening after the fine win over Uruguay and the celebrities came out in force.

Shakira, as translated from her Twitter page, said: "We’re in the quarters! James, a huge thanks! So far the best in the world! Ospina, simply spectacular! Shak ... Come on, Colombia - we are with you!"

Meanwhile, Sofia Vergara posted a picture of herself posing in very colourful leggings whilst wearing a Colombia short tied up at the bottom to show her love for the country and its best players on social media. She captioned the photo: "Now we are ready - come on Colombia!"

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Sofia Vergara (Instagram)

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2) YOU CAN'T CATCH ME! - Kid embarrasses security guards with pitch invasion

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Kid embarrasses security guards in heroic pitch invasion

Three components are fundamental to any good pitch invasion: speed, agility and an uncanny ability to make the chasing security personnel look foolish. One young fan successfully ticked off all three prerequisites when he hopped the barriers at a France training session on Friday.

The youngster tore across the grass – inadvertently causing two suited officials to hilariously barge each other to the ground – before evading another flimsy challenge.

Eventually, the officials caught their target and sheepishly escorted him from the pitch as the crowd warmly applauded the kid’s effort. Watch the amusing video below:

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3) HIS SHIRT SHALL NOT, IT SHALL NOT BE MOVED - Uruguay fans and players defy Suarez ban in support of digraced striker

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Biting a fellow human? All part of the fun for Uruguay fans channelling Suarez

Let's not get mired again in how absurd it is that Luis Suarez is still being backed by the fans and team-mates that he so badly let down at this World Cup. But how they paid tribute to the disgraced star was actually quite comical.

Fans dressed up in costume to support Suarez and pay tribute to the star. Even the Phantom of the Opera turned up in Brazil, with a sign reading, "Luis, we're going to bite Brazil for you!" Whether it was an act of unity or defiance mattered little.

Uruguay were fully behind their striker. While we might think that the sight of one human being biting another is despicable, degrading and dehumanising, for many Uruguayans it seems like it's a just a bit of harmless fun.

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4) COLOMBIA FANS HIT BACK BY MOCKING SUAREZ - Call it trolling, call it just being pests, the Colombia fans had a great time

Uruguay really, really needed Suarez last evening and don't Colombia and their fans just know it.

The victorious and jubilant Colombia supporters relished the opportunity to poke fun at the banned striker during the match, and were even doing impressions of him while the game was going on.

Supporters gathered in the stands brought masks and other items to troll Uruguay fans over their missing front man, including banners and hastily-created A4 messages. Well, it's easy when your team is cantering towards victory.

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5) WHAT THE... THAT'S AMAZING/WEIRD - USA fan gets Tim Howard's face shaved into his head

Tim Howard's facial hair certainly is distinctive, and one USA fan has now taken his admiration for the goalkeeper's heavy beard by getting his face cut into the back of his head. As you do.

Jurgen Klinsmann's side continue to thrill their supporters back home and this man decided that the only reasonable and logical thing to do was to get the image carved into his hair.

"So this cut is the new rage back home? Lol," read the Twitter post and, as bizarre and comical as it is, you have to say that the image is pretty impressive in its detail and execution.

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