Bom Dia from Belo Horizonte!

Three hours before kickoff: Brazil vs. Germany

Beautiful afternoon. Bright sun. Not too hot.

Local sports paper Lance! featured a mask of Neymar, with cutout eyes, and caption: Today, We are All Neymar.

Injury of the Brazilian poster boy is a huge story here. Tens of thousands of fans expected in Neymar No. 10 jerseys.

Meanwhile, Germany is tired of losing in the semis...

Should be fun!

Where are you watching??


Sounds of Rio...

This is what the music sounds like in Brazil...



Geneva? Rio? You make the call!

Swiss fans have a home away from home in Rio during the World Cup, and fans of every team (as well as locals) have been stopping by the Baixo Suica, a Swiss Fan Zone erected on the bank of the picturesque Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in the center of the city. Took a bike ride over there Sunday morning, just in time to catch the end of the Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic Wimbledon final match, which was showing on a jumbo screen. Swiss fans were hoping for a Federer win, but it was not to be.

The Swiss fan zone is decorated with Swiss flags, cows, skis, and watches. They serve a full menu of Swiss food, and there is a samba band playing Brazilian music. Check it out...





Brazilian Headlines

The ONLY news that matters in Brazil today...



Video: Scene Fri. night in Rio

Apparently, these Brazilians have not heard the news that Neymar is out for the rest of the tournament with a back injury...


Video: German fans party outside Maracana!

German fans far outnumber French at Maracana, and they were partying hours before the match!


Video: French fans outside Maracana

Here is what French fans look like outside Maracana stadium in Rio before QF vs Germany...


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