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HYST? Older man soccer skills

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By: Natalie Crofts, KSL

BRAZIL - When an older man invites himself onto a field for a pick-up game, you don't usually expect him to steal the ball and the show.

Freestyle soccer champion Sean Garnier followed the example of "Uncle Drew" and donned an old man disguise to give spectators and fellow players a performance they're sure to remember.

Garnier starts off slow to give the illusion that he is old and feeble, but eventually picks up speed and dances around his opponents with ease. He nutmegs the same guy four times in a row and takes every opportunity to fake the opposing team out - even if it involves stuffing the ball in his jacket.

The 29-year-old French man originally dreamed of playing professional soccer, but was forced to change paths after suffering a string of injuries, according to his bio. Eventually, he came to develop his own mixture of break dancing and soccer and won the first Red Bull Street Style World Finals in Sao Paolo, Brazil, in 2008.

His newest video was released just in time to get soccer fans pumped up for the World Cup, which begins Thursday.


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