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

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK 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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