If a grown adult were to run out onto a soccer field and interrupt a game, not too many people would be thrilled about that. It’s much different if a dog does it and that’s what happened Saturday night.

In the 37th minute of a friendly between Chile and Venezuela, a black dog saw the soccer pitch as a massive dog park. The dog interrupted the game as it casually strolled the pitch to be pet by anyone and everyone. Players and the referee pet the dog and gave it belly rubs before running away when it realized they were trying to move it from the playing field. The dog eventually found its way near the Chile huddle as a couple of players carried the dog off the pitch.


The match was in order to prepare for next month’s Copa América Femenina. Venezuela won 1-0 but it’s safe to say everyone has fun when there’s a dog on the pitch.


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