Strip shirt challenge Meet Raquel Benetti The freestyler behind the quarantine keepie uppie craze VIDEO

At first footballers were juggling toilet roll and teabags in quarantine, but Brazilian freestyler Raquel Benetti has introduced a more eye-catching home challenge by stripping off her top while showcasing her football skills.

The 29-year-old football trickster from Sao Paulo invented the ‘strip-shirt challenge’ which requires a player to juggle the ball onto their head and remove their jersey without displacing it.

A post shared by ?⚽️?Raquel Benetti (@raquelfreestyle) on Apr 20, 2020 at 7:17am PDT

Benetti uploaded the video to her 1.2 million Instagram followers earlier this month when the world was just about entering into Covid-19 quarantine and unsurprisingly became a hit.

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⚽️??? desafio pra você, marca alguém aí que vc tem CERTEZA que consegue ou não né ??? hahahah #raquelfreestyle #desafio #tiracamisa #euduvido

A post shared by ?⚽️?Raquel Benetti (@raquelfreestyle) on Apr 9, 2020 at 8:43am PDT

“Challenge for you, tag someone that you are SURE can or cannot,” Benetti captioned the video with the hashtags #stripshirtchallenge and a cheeky “I doubt”.

One player to catch some inspiration from the Brazilian trick queen was Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, who demonstrated his unlikely skills by executing a perfect shirt removal routine in his back garden while “entertaining the kids.”

A post shared by Nemanja Matic (@nemanjamatic) on Apr 16, 2020 at 3:55am PDT

Nicknamed “musa das embaixadinhas” or “the muse of the freestylers” in English, Benetti is using her keepie-uppie credentials to inspire others into unorthodox home workouts, such as on the balcony or on the beach, where she can be seen bouncing the ball off the backside of fellow embaixadinhas.

A post shared by ?⚽️?Raquel Benetti (@raquelfreestyle) on Jan 20, 2020 at 7:18am PST

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Of all the tedious workouts to surface on Instagram during the Covid-19 epidemic, we’re sure Benetti has invented the most aesthetically pleasing routine you’re likely to find.

A post shared by ?⚽️?Raquel Benetti (@raquelfreestyle) on Apr 2, 2020 at 9:36am PDT

Among her goals in the freestyle industry, Benetti says she intends to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the 55,197 uninterrupted touches of the ball that dates back 22 years to Milene Domingues’ effort in 1997.

A post shared by ?⚽️?Raquel Benetti (@raquelfreestyle) on Apr 20, 2020 at 11:53am PDT

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Benetti began as a freestyler at the age of eight and has since competed in the International Freestyle Football Federation World Cup representing her home nation.

A post shared by ?⚽️?Raquel Benetti (@raquelfreestyle) on Apr 4, 2020 at 10:54am PDT

Professionally, Benetti also played for hometown team Sport Club Corinthians Paulista in the female U20s team for three years.

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Benetti could perhaps inspire former Corinthians players Ronaldo or Carlos Tevez to do the same challenge, but we’re not sure it will attract the same level of attention.

A post shared by ?⚽️?Raquel Benetti (@raquelfreestyle) on Mar 12, 2020 at 6:25am PDT