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Brazilian Soccer Fan Shows His Passion While Making Trophy Replicas
Jarbas Meneghini, a 46-year-old mechanic, has carved out a side business of making replicas of the trophy that goes to the winner of international soccer's biggest tournament.
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Fan Jarbas Meneghini, 46, poses for a photo while holds replicas of FIFA World Cup trophies at his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Meneghini, a mechanic, makes replicas of the trophy since 1996, after he saw former soccer star Dunga holding up the trophy in 1994 tournament. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Jarbas Meneghini, 46, left, makes the final touches on a replica of a FIFA WCup trophy, while a man waits to buy one, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Meneghini came up with the idea as he watched now retired soccer star Dunga holding up the World Cup trophy after Brazil won the 1994 tournament. He started selling his replicas two years later and hes still at it, producing a small version that he sells for the equivalent of $11 and a large one that goes for $23. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Replicas of FIFA World Cup trophies made by mechanic Jarbas Meneghini wait for the finishing touches, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Meneghini came up with the idea as he watched now retired soccer star Dunga holding up the World Cup trophy after Brazil won the 1994 tournament. He started selling his replicas two years later and hes still at it, producing a small version that he sells for the equivalent of $11 and a large one that goes for $23. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Jarbas Meneghini shows how he makes replicas of FIFA World Cup trophies at his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Meneghini, is a 46-year-old mechanic who has carved out a side business of making replicas of the trophy that goes to the winner of international soccers biggest tournament. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Jarbas Meneghini, 46, kisses a replica of FIFA World Cup trophy, that was signed by Brazilian soccer player Neymar, His most prized posession, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Meneghini, a mechanic makes replicas of the trophy since 1996. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Fan Jarbas Meneghini, 2nd right, stands in front of his decorated house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Meneghini, a mechanic, makes replicas of the FIFA World Cup trophy since 1996, after he saw former soccer player Dunga holding up the trophy in 1994, when Brazil won the WCup in the U.S. Meneghiniis doesnt say how many he has sold, other than to say sales have been slow. He says he has used part of the proceeds to fix up his street so it will look nice during the World Cup. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Replicas of FIFA World Cup trophies sit at the home of Jarbas Meneghini, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Meneghini, a mechanica, makes replicas of the World Cup trophy since 1996, after he saw former soccer player Dunga holding up the trophy in 1994, when Brazil won the WCup in the U.S. Most of his sales are done by phone or through his Facebook page. Sometimes he delivers orders to clients by meeting them during games at Rio de Janeiros Maracana stadium. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Jarbas Meneghini, 46, shows a drawing of Argentina's former soccer star Diego Maradona while holding replicas of the World Cup trophies, at his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Meneghini, a mechanic makes replicas of the trophy since 1996, and he got the idea after he saw former soccer player Dunga holding up the trophy in 1994, when Brazil won the tournament. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Joao, 8, holds up a replica of FIFA World Cup trophy made by Jarbas Meneghini in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Meneghini, a mechanic, makes replicas of the trophy since 1996, after he saw former soccer player Dunga holding up the trophy in 1994, when Brazil won the tournament in the U.S. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazilian Soccer Fan Shows His Passion While Making Trophy Replicas

Jarbas Meneghini, a 46-year-old mechanic, has carved out a side business of making replicas of the trophy that goes to the winner of international soccer's biggest tournament.

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