Thursday, March 26, 2020, 12h11

Different, but happy: a birthday in time of COVID-19

Football

The Brazilian forward from Benfica turned 25 on Wednesday.

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It was a different birthday, to say the least. Vinícius turned 25 on Wednesday and, at a time when social distancing is being called for due to COVID-19 pandemic, it was at home and only with the closest family that the Benfica striker celebrated the date.

"I’m very happy to celebrate another birthday with my family, with those we love. Of course it's a little different due to the situation of the virus [COVID-19] that's affecting the world, but we're in a family environment and we are happy about that. I like celebrating my birthday. I see that fact I’m able to celebrate another birthday as an opportunity from God", said the Brazilian player to BTV

"I thank all those who took the time to send me their congratulations, especially the Benfica fans. God bless you all! A big hug, and a very important warning at this time: do not leave home!", he advised.

Text: Filipa Fernandes Garcia

Photos: SL Benfica

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