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7 World Cup Pitch Invaders Who Regret Nothing

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By Chris Kral

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has come to a close and Germany has taken home FIFA’s top prize.

Germany were not the only ones to have taken home a victory this World Cup. There have been some incredibly courageous(?) pitch invaders who eluded security and made their way onto the pitch.

You may have missed some of the below invaders due to broadcasters’ resistance to give them airtime, but we’ve got you covered.

Although their fates remain a mystery, these few moments of glory will always be remembered…by them.

Here’s 7 World Cup pitch invaders who regret nothing.

7. This pitch invader satisfied by his performance.

 Security personnel escort a pitch invader after the match during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (credit: Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Security personnel escort a pitch invader after the match during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (credit: Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

6. This pitch invader who got what he came for.

A pitch invader interacts with Sulley Muntari of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (credit: Pool/Getty Images)

A pitch invader interacts with Sulley Muntari of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (credit: Pool/Getty Images)

A pitch invader interacts with Sulley Muntari of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (credit: Pool/Getty Images)

A pitch invader interacts with Sulley Muntari of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (credit: Pool/Getty Images)

5. This pitch invader who shook Thomas Müller’s hand.

A pitch invader interacts with Thomas Mueller of Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014.  (credit: Michael Steele/Getty Images)

A pitch invader interacts with Thomas Mueller of Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014. (credit: Michael Steele/Getty Images)

4. This pitch invader who just wanted to be cheered for.

A pitch invader runs on the playing surface during a Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA at Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 1, 2014.   (credit: FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

A pitch invader runs on the playing surface during a Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA at Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 1, 2014. (credit: FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

3. This pitch invader who really wanted to show off his flag.

A pitch invader is escorted off the field prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Germany and Algeria at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 30, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.  (credit: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

A pitch invader is escorted off the field prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Germany and Algeria at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 30, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (credit: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

2. This pitch invader who fulfilled his ‘double dare’.

A pitch invader is escorted off the field by security during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (credit: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

A pitch invader is escorted off the field by security during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (credit: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

1. This pitch invader who was the last of the 2014 World Cup.

A pitch invader runs on the field during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (credit: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

A pitch invader runs on the field during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (credit: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


“I’ve made it on the pitch! I don’t regret this at all!”

A pitch invader run tries to kiss Germany's defender Benedikt Hoewedes (L) on the pitch during the 2014 FIFA World Cup final football match between Germany and Argentina. (credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

A pitch invader run tries to kiss Germany’s defender Benedikt Hoewedes (L) on the pitch during the 2014 FIFA World Cup final football match between Germany and Argentina. (credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)


“Time for a kiss, Benedikt Hoewedes!”

Security personnel tackle a pitch invader during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Security personnel tackle a pitch invader during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)


“Nope. That was a mistake. I definitely do regret this.”

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