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Gisele Bundchen will present World Cup trophy

It's usually the head of state who presents the trophy, but this year they're going with another famous Brazilian.
By Aileen Graef   |   June 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM   |   Comments

SAO PAULO, June 18 (UPI) -- Former Victoria's Secret model Gisele Bundchen will present the 2014 World Cup trophy at the closing ceremony in July.

The decision was made after some unruly fans heckled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, saying, "Hey, Dilma, go [expletive] yourself in the [expletive]! Hey, FIFA, go [expletive] yourself in the [expletive]!" during the opening ceremony.

Rousseff is extremely unpopular with Brazilians who are angry that the government spent large amounts of money on the World Cup in lieu of the country's other needs.

The closing ceremony will take place on July 13. Tom Brady, Bundchen's husband and the quarterback for the New England Patriots, is expected to attend.

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