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Japanese beagle sets Guinness World Record for catching soccer balls between its paws

Step aside, Thibaut Courtois.


Ramon Ramirez

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 11, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 12:03 am CDT

Next to 9-year-old soccer prodigy Purin, decorated keepers like Iker Casillas, Petr Čech, and especially that hack Manuel Neuer are waterboys.

Proof positive? This week Purin—a Japanese beagle with serious handle—posted 14 saves in one minute. And set a Guinness World Record in the process.

It’s only a matter of time before Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan pushes for a $70 million transfer to Manchester City.

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*First Published: Sep 11, 2015, 10:54 pm CDT