Rakitic and Mbia swap World Cup shorts
19 June 2014, 17:10
Manaus - Swapping shirts has long been a football ritual, but Croatia's Ivan Rakitic and Cameroon's Stephane Mbia went further and swapped shorts after their countries' World Cup game.
The two former Sevilla teammates exchanged shirts in the middle of the pitch in Manaus after Croatia beat Cameroon 4-0 in a stormy Group A encounter.
They went off together toward the tunnel where in full view of shocked officials they peeled off their shorts and exchanged them. Rakitic and Mbia were left in just underwear, socks and boots.
Rakitic, 26, has just left Sevilla to join Spanish rivals Barcelona. Mbia, 28, has been on loan at Sevilla from England's Queen's Park Rangers and is at the centre of transfer speculation.