BRAZIL will bid to win a historic sixth World Cup in Qatar next month – and they'll be cheered on by a six-fingered fan.
The Selecao kick off their Qatar 2022 campaign on Thursday night against Group G's second favourites Serbia.
And six-fingered superfan Josevaldo de Almeida Thome will be hoping the Samba Boys get off to a flier in their bid to bring the trophy back to Brazil.
Almeida Thome was born with an extra finger on both hands and is itching to celebrate a triumphant campaign with his additional digits.
The 45-year-old said: "Everyone who knows me and knows that I have six fingers on each hand calls me Hexa."
Brazil last lifted the Jules Rimet Trophy in the summer of 2002 but have failed to progress past the quarter-finals in three of the last four tournaments.
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But Almeida Thome is relishing the moment he can proudly hold one of his hands aloft at the same time Brazil extend their record for World Cup triumphs.
He added: "Whenever there's a cup I get anxious.
"The expectation is to be able to do the Hexa sign using only one hand with the new title."
Qatar 2022 will be the final campaign of Tite's stint as Brazil chief.
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In an interview with The Guardian, 61-year-old said of Brazil's 2018 campaign: “We realised after Russia that we had to change the Selecao.
"We lost Dani [Alves] and Renato [Augusto] before the tournament and Neymar wasn’t himself as he was carrying an injury, so we had to kind of build a new team during the tournament.
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"Now it is completely different. If we lose a player we know much better how to deal with it.
"In 2018 we hadn’t had enough time to know the players inside out but now we have had that time with them.”
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