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Soccer Fan Offers Family for Sale Online

French ad says plan is to keep goaltender Guillermo Ochoa
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2014 6:36 PM CDT
Updated Jun 30, 2014 6:40 PM CDT
Soccer Fan Puts House, Family Up for Sale
Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa leaps to trap a ball during a training session in Santos, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014.    (AP/Associated Press)

(Newser) – A die-hard French soccer fan is willing to give up house and home for the goalkeeper of his dreams, the Daily News reports. A fan's ad on Le Bon Coin—sort of the French eBay—offers to sell his house and family in order to keep Guillermo Ochoa playing for AC Ajaccio in the French League (he's planning to leave this summer for a bigger European club). The fan hopes to raise $13.5 million, which Metro reports will easily cover Ochoa's $51,000 weekly wages. The ad calls the sale "a good cause." Ochoa gave a "performance of a lifetime" playing for Mexico in the World Cup last night, but still lost in Netherlands' come-from-behind 2-1 victory, the Daily Mail reports. (Read more soccer stories.)

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