Chile’s national football team, reigning South American champions, played Cameroon in the Confederations Cup yesterday, and after scoring what they thought was their first goal (it was later called back for offside) celebrated with a homage to their current Mario Kart obsession.

Via Nintenderos and, here we can see that some members of the team have been sharing their hotel Switch gaming on social media:

And here, before being told by a video referee that Eduardo Vargas’ goal would not stand, are the team sitting down and pretending to play the Switch in celebration:


The controversy surrounding the disallowed goal, one of the first to take place in major international football, shows that blue shells are real, and are just as brutal as they are in Mario Kart.

Thanks @FullydoneChcuc!

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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