Hola from Sun Life Stadium, where there is a World Cup-like atmosphere for the 8 p.m. Mexico v. Colombia match. Between 40,000-50,000 expected. Fans from both teams decked out in flags, wigs, body paint, sombreros, wrestling masks, and team jerseys. Lots of Chicharito and Falcao shirts.
Will Ferrell is here promoting upcoming movie, Casa de mi Padre, and drew a HUGE cheer from the crowd when he yelled: "Chicharito!'' into the microphone at midfield. He clearly knows how to win over the Mexican audience.
300 reporters credentialed. Should be fun.
Breaking news: they just handed out the lineups. Here you go...
Mexico: Ochoa, Marquez, Moreno, Perez, Salcido, Guardado, J Dos Santos, Barrera, Zavala, Chicharito, G Dos Santos.
Colombia: Ospina, Armero, Zuniga, Perea, Mosquera, Sanchez, Rodriguez, Cuadrado, Ramirez, Falcao, Pabon.
On an unrelated note: Can you believe USA beat Italy 1-0? Clint Dempsey on fire.
As expected, Chicharito and Falcao get loudest cheers during introductions.
GOOOOOOOL! Colombia! 37th Minute. Falcao scores when Pabon's shot ricochets off Mexican GK Ochoa's gloves. Colombia 1, Mexico 0.
HALFTIME: Colombia 1, Mexico 0
60th minute: GOOOOOL! Colombia again. Cuadrado, on beautiful cross by Armero. COL 2, MEX 0. Coach Jose Pekerman a hero in first game. Yellow-clad Colombian fans singing Ole-Ole Ole!
Crowd of 51,615 is second-largest for soccer at Sun Life behind 71,000 for Barca-Chivas last August.