We're not quite sure what it means when two of the three doves released to promote world peace prior to last night's Brazil v Croatia game die almost immediately by flying straight into the stands but we're pretty positive that it isn't a good omen for the rest of the World Cup.

The poor creatures would likely have been more than slightly overwhelmed at being released into a stadium with several thousand screaming fans cheering them on and it appears this was all too much for two of them, who seem to have committed kamikaze style suicide almost immediately, reports SBNation.

It wasn't all bad news though, as one of the feckers apparently landed straight in the press box and we understand is soon beginning a career as the Daily Mail's chief World Cup analyst. 

RIP in peace, doves.