Banana thrown at Brazilian players in soccer friendly in Paris
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(CNN) — It was a nightmare scenario for soccer fans: Three Brazilians and a Dutchman standing on the periphery of the pitch while their national team played France at the Parc des Princes.
The Brazilian trio of Lucas Leiva, Thiago Silva and David Luiz was trying to play a pass that might have made the difference in a victory, but was instead stopped. The Brazilian players tried to run away, but had nowhere left to go. It wasn’t until a French player accidentally bumped into them that the game ended for Brazil.
The incident ended French hopes of a 1-0 victory over Brazil in the friendly in Paris.
The incident was the latest bizarre incident involving soccer, with players refusing to play and managers having to deal with the oddities. On Friday, during the 1-0 loss to Germany in the Confederations Cup final in Russia, several Brazil players ran onto the field after the match, leaving a group of journalists to describe the incident in detail.
Here are some of the weirdest moments in soccer history:
1. French football players storm out of Champions League match
When Lille goalkeeper Julien Fofana attempted to stop Leandro Damião from running onto the field during the match, he hit the Brazilian with his hand. Damião, however, retaliated by punching Fofana in the face.
The incident was not the only bizarre incident in the Champions League final.
The day’s first major incident occurred when France took the lead in the first half. With minutes left in the game and the match tied, defender Raphael Varane was sent to the ground after he attempted to celebrate the goal but kicked out his foot to trip