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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Mick Jagger jinx blamed for Brazil's semi-final exit

Brazilian fans hold a cardboard cutout of The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger before the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Photo credit VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Brazilian fans hold a cardboard cutout of The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger before the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Photo credit VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

London Daily Telegraph

He has spent 50 years filling football stadiums the world over, but Mick Jagger has become a pariah on match days after earning a reputation for jinxing every team he supports.

An extraordinary run of bad luck over the two World Cups has seen Jagger witnessing the exit of four teams he was supporting, including Brazil during their 7-1 thrashing by Germany.

A verbal message of good luck from Jagger is sufficient to guarantee a team's downfall, after he expressed confidence in Italy and Portugal before both were sent packing. He is known in Brazil as Pe Frio, or Cold Feet, a Brazilian term for a jinx. He has also been called The Angel of Doom.

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