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Brazilian women rejoice over ‘man bonanza’ during the World Cup

(Jorge Silva/Reuters)

File this under World Cup news you can’t use. Apparently, the World Cup isn’t all bad in Brazil, despite the host country’s embarrassing 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals. According to the Associated Press, Brazil’s female population is celebrating the tournament’s “bonanza of men.”

“There are so many men everywhere these days, it’s amazing,” Renata de Mouro Moitinho, 22, told AP while taking a break from samba dancing with an Italian gentlemen in Rio. “The World Cup is God’s gift to women.”

Yes ladies, this veritable Brazilian World Cup boy-nanza (see what I did there?!) has it all:

Shirtless shouting men.

(Rodrigo Abd/AP)

Men with a child-sized tutus on their heads.

(Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)

Sullen-looking blue-faced men.

(Fabrice Coffrini /AFP/Getty Images)

Men with French-flag pompadours.

(Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

Animal-loving hairy men.

(Dario Lopez-Mills/AP)

Angry shirt-eating men.

(Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Very excited men dressed as bowling pins.

(Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

Confused-looking men with sequined heart-hats on.

(Toru Hanai/Reuters)

Painted men dressed up in Blanche Devereaux’s old caftans.

(Paul Hanna/Reuters)

And, of course, knights in shining armor.

(Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

God’s gift, indeed, ladies. Amen.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.



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