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A Streaker Tried To Steal Germany's World Cup Glory And Failed

One billion people watched the climax of Brazil 2014 on TV. They missed one crucial moment.

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A Russian pitch invader tried to gatecrash the biggest sporting show on the planet on Sunday evening.

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The live broadcast cut away...

#WorldCup Hold up in play for a pitch invader. TV cameras will not show him instead going to a brilliant night time shot of Rio.

Cindy Poluta@CindyPoluta

#WorldCup Hold up in play for a pitch invader. TV cameras will not show him instead going to a brilliant night time shot of Rio.

6:42 AM - 14 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

...but basketball star LeBron James caught the action.

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LeBron seemed pretty impressed: "Hahaha!! We're going streaking! Everyone's doing it. Man that was hilarious. #WorldCupFinal #Brazil"

German defender Benedikt Höwedes less so, after the self-styled "Natural Born Prankster" attempted to kiss him.

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The pitch invader is Russian comedian/joker Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, who has six million YouTube subscribers.

See you guys tomorrow on Tv Germany vs Argentina

Vitaly Zdorovetskiy@Vitalyzdtv

See you guys tomorrow on Tv 😉 Germany vs Argentina

9:19 AM - 13 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

He had heavily trailed his appearance on Twitter.

And seems pretty pleased with the result.

Vitaly Zdorovetskiy@Vitalyzdtv

Finally famous 😂😂😂

9:43 AM - 14 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Other football fans less so...

Not sure how being a pitch invader at a World Cup Final is funny. Waste of a ticket. Idiot.

.@WorldWideFooty_

Not sure how being a pitch invader at a World Cup Final is funny. Waste of a ticket. Idiot.

7:10 AM - 14 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Attempted gatecrash of biggest television event in history = FAIL.

hahahahahaha the World Cup production team making sure that the pitch invader gets no time on camera, nice #GERvARG

Bowyay@theantibyon

hahahahahaha the World Cup production team making sure that the pitch invader gets no time on camera, nice #GERvARG

6:42 AM - 14 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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