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This Chilean football team walked out with shelter dogs, drew the game but won our hearts

Well isn’t this adorable?

Football is generally recognised as one of the most popular sports on earth – but it is always possible to improve the beautiful game with the presence of dogs.

Need proof? Colo-Colo, a team in the Primera Division de Chile, provided the evidence ahead of their league fixture against Antofagasta when they came onto the pitch walking, or in some cases carrying, a group of shelter dogs and puppies.

Footage of our four-pawed pals can be found from 1:34 in the below video until 2:04 – have you ever seen a happier bunch of footballers before a ball has been kicked?

Así vivió Luis Salas el empate ante Deportes Antofagasta

Posted by Colo-Colo on Monday, July 31, 2017

Posted by Colo-Colo on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Perhaps that Roy Keane/Patrick Vieira tunnel bust-up would never have happened had man’s best friend been on the scene.

Posted by Colo-Colo on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Why dogs? Well Colo-Colo recently partnered with La Union de Amigos de los Animales, which translates as the Union of Friends of Animals. It makes a change from an online betting company, for sure.

Posted by Colo-Colo on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Meanwhile, here’s a press conference from the club, immediately and significantly enhanced by the presence of a tiny dog.

More dogs in press conferences please. Imagine Jose Mourinho holding a Labrador while trying to be grumpy after a 0-0 draw!

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