07/04/2014

Poll: Brazil or Colombia?

Poll: Who will win today?

07/01/2014

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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06/30/2014

Salvador, day before The Game

Here are some scenes from Salvador, day before USA v. Belgium. Even the favelas are decorated for the World Cup in this lively town.

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Rio at night...

Copacabana at night...

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06/29/2014

When in Rio...

...you MUST make a visit to see this...stunning statue, stunning views of the city...

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06/28/2014

Scene in Rio: COL v URU

Here's what it looks and sounds like around historic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro a few hours before Colombia vs. Uruguay Round of 16 Match!! LOTS of Colombian and Uruguayan fans here, should be a really great atmosphere for their game.

 

Carlos "El Pibe'' Valderrama lookalikes!!

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Every bar and restaurant around stadium OVERFLOWING with fans watching Brazil v Chile thriller from Belo Horizonte!! 1-1 after regulation!

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More fans watching Brazil-Chile on TV...

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06/27/2014

This is why Brazilians are so good at soccer...

Because they even play volleyball with their feet and heads!!! Ran across lots of Foot Volley matches on the Rio beach today.

 

Tchau, Recife...

Some final scenes from Recife before we head to the knockout round...

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 This was the scene at Recife Airport at 2 a.m. after the match....

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