Sunday, July 06, 2014

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...

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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Friday, July 04, 2014

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Lineups: USA v BEL

USA: Howard; Johnson, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley; Cameron, Bradley, Jones; Zusi, Dempsey (c), Bedoya.

Coach opts not to start Kyle Beckerman, going with Gonzalez and Cameron. Weston's Bedoya back in lineup.

BEL: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Van Buyten, Vertonghen; Fellaini, Witsel, De Bruyne; Mertens, Origi, Hazard.

Lukaku not starting.

Pre-game scene in Salvador!

It's a gorgeous sunny day in Salvador...2 hours before USA v BEL kickoff...wonderful, serene scene outside this stadium, where there is a lakeside park filled with friendly, tame American and Belgian fans. Not as noisy as Colombia-Uruguay crowd, but they're having fun! This will give you an idea...

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Guess who this guy is rooting for??

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These guys BELIEVE!

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