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World Cup: Greek fan sings his way to Brazil

19 June 2014 Last updated at 01:08 BST

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.