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Blog - The Toe Poke

 By Chris Wright

Deaf-blind fan 'watches' World Cup

Thanks to the ingenuity of a Brazilian sign language interpreter, a teenage football fan who has been deaf and blind since birth has finally been able to "watch" a World Cup for the very first time.

Having hand-built young Carlos a small replica football pitch to help physically demonstrate the game to him, expert interpreter Helio Araujo Fonseca used sign language to provide simple commentary on Brazil's opening World Cup win over Croatia by describing tackles, fouls, goals, Fred's outrageous dive, players' numbers and the like.

The best part? The whole thing was filmed, meaning we can all share in the moment that Carlos experienced "watching" his very first World Cup goal.

Now if you'll excuse us, our eyes have become incredibly sweaty all of a sudden.

(Via USA Today)