Chile's Mauricio Pinilla Got Tattoo of Crossbar Shot in Brazil World Cup Loss

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 1, 2014


Chile's loss to Brazil in the last 16 of the World Cup was a heartbreaker for the beaten side, with Mauricio Pinilla coming within a hair's breadth of winning the game right at the death.

His shot hit the crossbar, however, and the team lost a nervy penalty shootout.

Pinilla's thundering strike off the crossbar.

— Nabae Asfar (@houndsoccer) June 28, 2014

How do you mark such a remarkable moment? Well, if you're Pinilla, the answer appears to be: on your body.

Pictures have emerged of Pinilla seemingly at a tattoo parlour getting the ink done.

Y Pinilla se tatuó el tiro al travesaño.

— Marcelo Amigo S (@conejosanchez23) July 1, 2014

Next to a still of the shot, the caption reads: "One centimeter from glory."

Otra de Pinilla.

— Marcelo Amigo S (@conejosanchez23) July 1, 2014

Whether you like the tattoo or not, it's a fine representation of the moment.

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