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The World Cup: The story of the religious movement that was associated with a football team that won the World Cup

The World Cup: The story of the religious movement that was associated with a football team that won the World Cup

  • Marcos Alves
  • BBC Sport

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Taffarel celebrates winning the 1994 World Cup while Roberto Baggio stands sad

It was derby day in Belo Horizonte, but that wouldn’t change anything as Joao Leit believed he had a mission assigned to him by Jesus Christ, which was to spread the word of God among other footballers.

So that afternoon in December 1982, just as he had done in every game for the previous three years, the Atletico Mineiro goalkeeper was randomly approached by an opponent before the big match started.