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Peruvian shamans pick Brazil to win World Cup

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 00:51

June 11 - Peruvian shamans hold a ritual ahead of the World Cup, and predict that host team Brazil will triumph. Tara Cleary reports.

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The soccer spirits have spoken -- Brazil will win the 2014 World Cup. And according to these Peruvian shamans, they'll meet fellow South American country, Argentina in the final. SOUNDBITE: Juan Osco, healer, saying (Spanish): "We ask that all Brazilian football fans calm down because this cup is going to stay in South America. It is between Argentina and Brazil." SOUNDBITE: Brother Teo, healer, saying (Spanish): "Brazil will be the one to raise the cup, logically they will have difficulties, they will face tough opponents because they are all excellent competitors at the global level." Shamans from three regions reached out to ancient Inca gods for answers, using photos of famous soccer players like Brazil's Neymar, and Argentina's Lionel Messi. So the pressure is on for the young man wearing Brazil's number 10 jersey.

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Peruvian shamans pick Brazil to win World Cup

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 00:51