A BRAZILIAN couple who have thirteen sons have vowed to keep having babies until they get a girl.
Irineu Cruz and his wife Jucicleide Silva have been trying for a daughter for almost 20 years.
They have had thirteen sons and still plan to have more children.
But the pair keep defying the odds to add more boys to their brood, with population experts revealing the odds of having 13 in a row is one in 8,000.
The couple – from Conceiçao de Coité, near Salvador in Bahia State – now have enough boys to make up their own football team.
And the kids – aged from one month to 18 years old – are even named after Brazilian footie stars such as Ronaldo to Rivaldo.
Farmer Irineu, 40, said: “When Jucicleide first got pregnant we agreed she could choose the girls’ names and I would choose the names if they were boys.
“I’ve always admired players like Rivaldo, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho and Robinho.
“All the best footballers seemed to have a name beginning with R.