I'm hugely enjoying a brewing clash of interests (not to mention bodies) between Argentina and Paraguay.
It all started when Diego Maradona, manager of Argentina's soccer team at the World Cup championships in South Africa, made an announcement.
DIEGO Maradona has promised to run naked through the centre of Buenos Aires if Argentina win the World Cup for a third time.
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"If we win the World Cup, I'll get naked and run around the Obelisk," he said, referring to the tall monument that marks the centre of the city and serves as its most famous landmark.
So far, so good. Maradona is, of course, a national idol in Argentina, and world-famous for his soccer skills. However, a young woman from Paraguay has decided to improve on his offer.
Paraguayan lingerie model Larissa Riquelme is busting in on World Cup hype, announcing she’ll do a Maradona and run through the streets naked if her team wins the global soccer championship.
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Riquelme has been front and centre at the regularly occurring mass celebrations for Paraguay’s team in the capital of Asuncion. Now she vows to run naked through the streets "with my body painted with the colours of Paraguay" if her teams win the Cup.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the choice you're facing. Which of these two would you rather see running naked through city streets?
I can almost hear the collective sigh from millions of red-blooded male soccer fans throughout the world as they murmur, "Sorry, Diego, ol' buddy" - and switch their support to Paraguay!