Iconic Brazilian football fan dies aged 60

Clovis Acosta Fernandes, a man whom football fans around the globe will recognise, has sadly passed away at the age of 60, joe.co.uk reports. 

His name may not be familiar, but as the German national team subjected his beloved Brazil to a humiliating 7-1 defeat in the World Cup semi-final, Fernandes’ tearful face was beamed across the globe – thus becoming one of the most iconic images of the 2014 tournament.

According to reports in South America, Fernandes, a super-fan who was frequently seen through the years clutching a replica of the World Cup, died following a nine-year battle with cancer.