Sons Of Brazil's Most Famous Fan Are Continuing His Legacy At The World Cup

The two sons of Clovis Fernandes, Brazil's most famous supporter, will continue his legacy, starting with the World Cup in Russia.

Clovis is considered one of the most a fervent fans of Brazil and has followed the team through every major tournament in his life.

He became a recognisable face, a figure who represented the country's unwavering support of its popular and successful football team.

After a nine year battle with the disease, Clovis sadly died of cancer in 2015, age only 60. His last major tournament with Brazil was their disastrous World Cup on home soil. They were famously knocked out of the competition in the semifinal, losing 7-1 to eventual winners Germany.

Even still, Brazil are the World Cup's most successful team, winning it five times, their last, however, was back in 2002, a time when Ronaldo was the world's best player and plying his trade at Real Madrid.

Now a new Brazil national side has emerged. They are seemingly back to their best, one of the favourites to win the World Cup in Russia, with the likes of Marcelo and Neymar in their squad.

Brazil National Team
Brazil National Team

In their group are Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia. The Swiss could prove tricky customers, but really the South Americans are expected to sail through to the knockout stages.

Clovis' sons, Frank and Gostavo, will now take over from him. Using the same trophy he took round the world with him.

Hopefully they can bring the same fortune that their father did to the country.

What do you reckon to Brazil's chances for this World Cup? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.

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