Brazil striker Bebeto made the cradle celebration his trademark during the 1994 FIFA World Cup when he kept repeating the action after scoring a goal, thereby announce the arrival of his first child around the same time.
Oscar does his trademark L-shaped celebration after scoring for Brazil. Pic/Getty Images
At the upcoming 2014 edition of football's premier competition, another Brazilian, Oscar is all set to repeat the act. The Chelsea forward's wife, Ludmila, recently announced that she was pregnant and is due to give birth a month before the World Cup in Brazil in June.
And Oscar said he will definitely "attempt something similar" to celebrate the birth of his first child if he scores at the showpiece event.
Oscar currently makes his trademark L-shaped signature celebration and kisses his wedding ring to indicate his love for his wife, whenever he scores.
However, come June 2014 and that could change. "Bebeto's cradle celebration really defined that World Cup, and now it may happen to me," Oscar told Brazilian TV channel Terra recently.