Greek fan sings his way to Brazil
Nikos Stathorakis had never composed a song in his life when he decided to enter a contest to come up with lyrics for the Greece national team song.
Among 2,000 submissions, Stathorakis's entry received the most votes and won him a trip to the World Cup in Brazil.
Having never left Europe before, he received hotel, air fare, and a ticket to a first-round match of the Greek national team.
For the BBC's Real Fans series, we met Stathorakis on Copacabana Beach.
Produced by the BBC's Franz Strasser, filmed by Howard Johnson.
- From the section Magazine