Apparently, one of the stars of the World Cup has been off the pitch during the Finals in South Africa.
Paraguayan model Larissa Riquelme can claim to be one of the most glamorous fans in South Africa and she's been attracting attention wherever she goes.
Make no mistake, Larissa Riquelme has nothing to do with Juan Román Riquelme, the Argentina midfield. She’s not her daughter or her WAG. Larissa belongs to Paraguay! A passionate Paraguay football fan.
In figure-hugging outfits, often displaying her nations colours proudly, she's also come up with a unique way of keeping her mobile phone safe, and I really mean SAFE.
First rising to global popularity as she cheered on Paraguay in the opening-match draw that shocked their Italian opponents, Riquelme intrigued viewers with the curious yet prominent way she carries her mobile phone.
As Paraguay continued their improbable run, finishing atop their group and advancing to the knockout stage, the cameras continued to seek her out, even as she watched a continent away, back home in Asuncion.
Sitting front and center (even if she really wasn't) at a public viewing party for Paraguay's round of 16 match against Japan on Tuesday, the cameras just kept snapping as she urged her team to victory.
Paraguay won on penalties, putting them in the quarterfinals for the first time ever, yet it was Larissa Riquelme's name near the top of Twitter's worldwide trending topics list and surging up as one of the top 2,000 Yahoo search terms.
There was rumour that Larissa was hired to publicly cheer Paraguay with the phone held firmly on display within her tank top. I don't think her new fans will feel at all betrayed by this sly marketing ploy.
She even motivates Paraguay players by pledging to run naked through the streets "" if Paraguay wins the World Cup…
Well..David Villa doesn’t loves the idea..Paraguay just lost to Spain this morning. Screw David Villa ;p You are responsible for that!