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sport news World Cup: Origins to Brazil's dance celebrations that angered Roy Keane trends now
sport news World Cup: Origins to Brazil's dance celebrations that angered Roy Keane trends now

sport news World Cup: Origins to Brazil's dance celebrations that angered Roy Keane trends now

Brazil illuminated the World Cup on Monday night as they dismantled South Korea 4-1 in their World Cup last-16 tie, but it wasn't just their football that became the talk of many.

First-half goals from Vinicius Jr, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta did the damage as Tite's side strolled into the quarter-finals to setup a quarter-final encounter with Croatia.

Aside from the silky skills, the joyous celebrations of each Brazilian goal delighted those inside Stadium 974 in Qatar.

Brazil's dancing for every goal in their World Cup win over South Korea has been a talking point

Brazil's dancing for every goal in their World Cup win over South Korea has been a talking point

The South Americans showed their dancing feet during their thumping 4-1 win in the last 16

The South Americans showed their dancing feet during their thumping 4-1 win in the last 16

With each strike that hit the back of South Korea goal, another flamboyant dance move occurred.

Vinicius Jr's goal was inspired by a song that is proving popular on TikTok in Brazil called Pagodao do Birimbola. The dance to the song by Os Quebradeiras had already been performed by the in-form winger during the group stages - however, it proved in vain as his goal against Switzerland was ruled out for offside.

The second goal celebration was a thing of true choreography by Tite's side. After Neymar tucked away a penalty, he Vinicius Jr, Paqueta and Raphinha lined up to dance.

The quartet danced to Oz Crias da Selecao - a song by Oz Crias and DJ LC da Roca.

And it has since been revealed that the song wasn't initially even going to be released ahead of the World Cup. Alas it was and West Ham midfielder Paqueta told Oz Crias that he intended to dance to that song after hearing it - which was evidenced by Neymar's goal.

Vinicius Jr's (left) goal celebration to Pagodao do Birimbola was joined by his team-mates

Vinicius Jr's (left) goal celebration to Pagodao do Birimbola was joined by his team-mates 

Brazil's second, scored by Neymar (right), saw players dance to the song Oz Crias da Selecao

Brazil's second, scored by Neymar (right), saw players dance to the song Oz Crias da Selecao

Richarlison's celebration has been seen before and stems from a funk song called Danca do pigeon (Dance of the Pigeon) by an artist called MC Faisca.

Fast forward to 2018 and the song hit a second surge in the mainstream when Richarlison recorded a video of himself listening to the song and imitating a pigeon in a hotel room.

Then at Everton, it became his trademark as he started scoring goals for the Toffees. His success at international level has seen Brazil fans become familiar with that celebration - including boss Tite who also did his own imitation of the celebration on Monday alongside his No 9.

And Paqueta got on the scoresheet himself in the 36th minute - defending his dancing post-match.

'In dance, we symbolise the joy of scoring the goal. We don't do it to disrespect, we don't go in front of an opponent.'

Richarlison (centre right) danced like a pigeon with Brazil boss Tite after scoring their third

Richarlison (centre right) danced like a pigeon with Brazil boss Tite after scoring their third

Lucas Paqueta (right) defended his side's celebrations - saying it 'symbolises the joy of scoring'

Lucas Paqueta (right) defended his side's celebrations - saying it 'symbolises the joy of scoring'

His remarks were in retort to Roy Keane who was critical of the team dancing during his analysis for ITV.

'Fantastic finish by Vinicius, great start to the game. But I've never seen so much dancing,' he fumed.

'I can't believe what I'm watching, I can't believe what I'm watching, it's like watching Strictly [Come Dancing].

'I don't like this. People say it's their culture. But I think that's really disrespecting the opposition.

'It's four goals, and they are doing it every time.

'I don't mind so much the first jig, it's the one after that, and the manager getting involved.

'I'm not happy about it. I don't think it's good at all.'

A fuming Roy Keane likened it all to watching popular BBC dance show 'Strictly Come Dancing'

A fuming Roy Keane likened it all to watching popular BBC dance show 'Strictly Come Dancing'

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