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Model to streak if Paraguay win Cup

9:33AM Thursday July 01, 2010

There were gasps of horror when Argentina's infamous coach Diego Maradona promised to run naked through the streets of Buenos Aries should Argentina win this year's World Cup.

But now lingerie model, and Paraguay's No.1 fan, Larissa Riquelme, has agreed to match Maradona's pledge and will herself run naked round Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, should her team come out on top.

Riquelme has already proved to be a photographers favourite during the World Cup as she has been pictured celebrating while watching her team on big screens in the capital.

After another of her enthusiastic celebrations while watching Paraguay's penalty shootout win over Japan yesterday, the 24-year-old was asked if she would be prepared to match Maradona's pledge to which she replied:

"Of course I will... but with my body painted in the colours of Paraguay."

Paraguay are not tipped to win this year, but have battled Italy, New Zealand, Slovakia and Japan to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament.

They next face Spain on Sunday in the last eight, and there is no doubt their fans will be keeping everything crossed for a victory against the European champions.

Watch Paraguay v Spain - LIVE on TVNZ 7 and streaming on tvnz.co.nz from 6am Sunday