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10/26/2011 10:15 am ET | Updated Dec 26, 2011

Independiente Santa Fe, Botafogo Delayed By Dog: Copa Sudamericana Soccer Match Stopped (VIDEO)

Tuesday's Copa Sudamericana match between Independiente Santa Fe and Botafogo was interrupted in the 67th minute due to an unexpected pitch invader. No, it wasn't a college student dressed as a referee. And, it wasn't a streaker dressed in... well, nothing.

The Independiente-Botafogo match was halted for about three minutes because a dog ran onto the field. The canine easily evaded any stadium personnel who approached and eventually a few of the players made half-hearted attempts at corralling it. Eventually, the dog seemed to lose interest in being chased and departed of his own volition. With Santa Fe already leading 4-0, maybe the dog decided it was best to beat the rush for the parking lot.

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Hat Tip: Dirty Tackle