Australian footballer Jackson Irvine was left surprised when he was recognised by Manchester United and Brazil star Casemiro.
The pair ran into one another backstage on the FIFA Soccer Awards.
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Whereas Irvine didn’t take dwelling any gongs, he would possibly properly have been the night time’s largest winner.
The 30-year-old, who appeared in all 4 of Australia’s World Cup video games final 12 months, arrived suited and booted on the ceremony as a member of FIFPRO’s World Participant Council.
Manchester United star Casemiro was there after being nominated for the World 11, an award voted by different gamers on soccer’s greatest performers.
Irvine and Casemiro could be seen posing for a photograph collectively.
Because the Australian worldwide thanks the previous Actual Madrid midfielder for his time, Casemiro stops him and factors.
The 31-year-old mentioned: “You play for Australia, no?”
A surprised Irvine replied: “Australia, yeah mate. Wow!”
Earlier than leaving the room, Casemiro nods and says: “I see you. I see you.”
As soon as he disappears, a starstruck Irvine nearly loses all composure along with his mates laughing alongside.
He mentioned: “I used to be like ‘noooo’.”
One of many Irvine’s mates then jokes that he has turned pink within the face, to which he replies: “Mate, I’m sweating.”
Casemiro is amongst European soccer’s most recognisable characters after constructing a reputation for himself after almost a decade at Actual Madrid.
The Brazilian received 5 Champions League medals on the Bernabeu and might be hoping to duplicate a few of that success at Previous Trafford.
He joined the Pink Devils final season on a four-year deal price $A125m or 70 million kilos.
The membership had seemed like they have been again on the highway to the highest earlier than Sunday’s stunning 7-0 defeat left followers baffled.
This story first appeared in The Solar and was republished with permission.