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South African women’s footballer Nothando Vilakazi baffled Olympics viewers by protecting her private parts in the wall during their match against Brazil at Rio 2016.

It is a move that male footballers do regularly – for obvious reasons. But with no obvious appendage, why did defender Vilakazi try and cover her nether regions?

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The answer could be that it just hurts a lot having a ball smacked at you by a professional footballer, regardless of what is downstairs – but it still made for a peculiar site.

Brazil's Marta, left, controls the ball as South Africa's Nothando Vilakazi looks on during a group E match of the women's Olympic football tournament between South Africa and Brazil at the Arena Amazonia stadium in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. The game ended in a 0-0 draw. (AP Photo/Michael Dantas)
Brazil’s Marta, left, controls the ball as South Africa’s Nothando Vilakazi looks on during a group E match of the women’s Olympic football tournament between South Africa and Brazil at the Arena Amazonia stadium in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. The game ended in a 0-0 draw. (AP Photo/Michael Dantas)

South Africa’s women’s team, known as Bafana Bafana, ended their 2016 Rio Olympic medals hopes, and their entire campaign with a brave point against hosts Brazil in Manaus.

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A sold out crowd expected Brazil, who have already impressively beaten China PR and Sweden earlier in the tournament, to brush them aside.

Star player and five-time FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Marta was given a rest, but she came on at the start of the second half to try and lift her team to victory.

They still go through to the next round in pursuit of a gold medal, while South Africa go home – with Vilakazi delighted she remained unscathed.

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