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5 crazy things you missed: BBC’s new theme song, Balotelli’s crazy pic, Murray’s tweet

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Often some of the funniest, most interesting and quirky moments at sports events go almost unnoticed, rarely featured in reports or blog posts.

So here are five ridiculous things you may not have already seen or heard about from the last week in the sporting world.

Did you see anything particularly noteworthy that passed off without mention? Feel free to bring it to our attention in the comments section below...

1) 'FEEL-GOOD, CARNIVAL SONG' - BBC's new World Cup theme song


Stevie Wonder ~ " Another Star " ~ W/Lyrics~1977 by StrictlyMuzik

Yes, it's been announced: Stevie Wonder's song Another Star will provide the theme tune for the BBC's Fifa World Cup coverage.

The song, with its 'sexy Latin American vibe', will be used as the opening sequence for all of the BBC's World Cup programmes for Brazil 2014.

"This song perfectly captures the feel-good, carnival atmosphere we will bring to our viewers during the World Cup this summer," the BBC's senior producer Ian Finch said.

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2) 'CLASSIC OLD-MAN HUSTLE' - 'Granddad' stuntman stuns cocky kids

Sean Garnier is one of the best football freestylers in the world and he came up with a hustle that Paul Newman would have been proud of.

Garnier dressed up as a granddad in order to punk a group of cocky lads who initially showed him no respect and wanted him to leave the pitch rather than join in with them.

That’s until he suddenly ‘turns on the style’ and humiliates them, to the delight of the crowd. The results above will make your day.

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3) 'I DON'T KNOW WHO MURRAY IS?' - Sharapova 'confused' by Murray tweet

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Maria Sharapova made the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday and then found herself bamboozled by a tweet sent by Andy Murray's mother comparing her to a tea bag.

"Sharapova is like a tea bag. Put her into hot water and ul find out how strong she is," tweeted Murray.

The Russian told a press conference: "Sorry. I didn't know who Judy Murray is. I'm a big tea drinker. I don't understand what she means." Good job she didn't joke about sweets.

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4) 'CHRIST THE REDEEMER' - Balotelli's very modest post of himself

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(Mario Balotelli's Instagram account)

Yes, Mario has done it again. Being modest, we mean. Very, very modest.

The ever-bashful and self-effacing Italy star has posted this cartoon of himself as Rio’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue on his Instagram page.

One thing is for sure: Balotelli will be gracing Brazil with his skills and outrageous swagger this summer, only perhaps not quite to the extent that he's indicating here.

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5) 'MURRAY, AT CENTRE FORWARD?' - Andy Murray picks his tennis footy team

Andy Murray does not have the best history with saying publicly who he supports when it comes to major football tournaments, so he's gone for something slightly different now.

Put on the spot by Roland Garros TV, Murray’s selections for a fantasy football team consisting of tennis players has left him in hot water with some of his colleagues, who were not considered up to standard by the Scot.

Murray, who named himself as centre-forward, came under fire on Twitter by a player that he decided to exclude. He just can’t win with these things, can he!

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