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Paraguayan model to run naked if team wins World Cup

Last updated on: June 30, 2010 13:33 IST

Image: Larissa Riquelme watches the World Cup matches in Asuncion
Photographs: Reuters
Paraguayans are in for a treat after lingerie model Larissa Riquelme promised to run naked through the streets if the team manages to win the World Cup.

The 24-year-old beauty told Globoesporte that she would shed her clothes and run 'with my body painted with the colors of Paraguay.'

Maradona was the first to promise a naked run

Image: Larissa Riquelme
Interestingly, Riquelme is not the first one to make such a promise.

Argentine coach Diego Maradona was the first to make such a promise when he said that he would run naked around the streets of Buenos Aires if his team triumphed at the World Cup.

Paraguay has enjoyed a dream run in the tournament so far when they beat Japan 5-3 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

Paraguay go into a last-eight meeting with pre-finals favourites Spain having boosted the South American quarter-final tally to four teams including Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

Paraguay's 'Biggest' Fan

Image: Larissa Riquelme
Riquelme has been dubbed as Paraguay's 'Biggest' Fan as she watches the World Cup matches on a big screen in Asuncion along with a huge crowd.

The model is also seen keeping her mobile phone between her breasts, and has joked she would like to replace it with the World Cup, according to the Daily Mail.

It has also helped push Riquelme's popularity as she has gone from relative obscurity to one of the most searched people on the Internet thanks for Paraguay's success at the ongoing World Cup.