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Former president Bill Clinton and rock star Mick Jagger watch a World Cup soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, on June 26, 2010. / File photo by Matt Dunham, AP

Has the Mick Jagger curse struck again? Some Brazilians think so.

Apparently, the Rolling Stones frontman has a knack for rooting for the losing team in the World Cup.

His reputation has gotten so bad that Brazilians dub him "pe frio," which literally means "cold foot" and is a term of bad luck.

Jagger sat among Brazilian fans during Tuesday's match against Germany. Despite his England baseball cap and fans' cardboard cutouts of the singer rooting for Germany, Brazil suffered a humiliating 7-1 loss on Tuesday.

The supposed Jagger curse played out earlier in the World Cup as well. On June 19, Jagger tweeted his support for England. The team ended up losing to Uruguay.

And at a concert in Rome last month, Jagger predicted Italy would beat Uruguay in a knockout round. Italy lost 1-0.

His reputation as a bad luck charm started four years ago when Jagger sat next to former president Bill Clinton during a USA vs. Ghana match in South Africa. The United States lost to Ghana in the second round.

Another explanation for Brazil's loss? "They don't have the moves like Jagger," one person tweeted.

Contributing: The Associated Press



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