Memories of a cup

The World Cup comes to Brazil
The World Cup comes to Brazil
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Holland-Australia

During the World Cup, a giant screen was mounted in Copacabana allowing supporters to watch games on the beach. Not everybody was interested.

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Brazil-Cameroon

Traditionally some streets in Rio are closed during Brazil matches. Giant screens are mounted and brazilians get together to support their team. Alzirao is one of such places.

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Brazil-Cameroon
Brazil-Cameroon

Alzirao Street. Missed chance for Brazil.

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Brazil-Chile

From inside the Favela "Chapel Mangueira" in Copacabana. Football game, nice view, barbecue and beers.

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Brazil-Colombia

Favela "Tabarez Bastos". Just a few hours left to the quarter final game.

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Brazil-Colombia
Brazil-Colombia

Favela "Tabarez Bastos". It's a tense game.

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Brazil-Colombia
Brazil-Colombia

A bit of faith always helps.

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Brazil-Colombia
Brazil-Colombia

Brazil just scored a goal.

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Brazil-Colombia
Brazil-Colombia

Tears of joy.

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Neymar is the undisputed idol of the Brazilians.

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Brazil-Germany
Brazil-Germany

"Lapa". Semi final game. Things are not going well for Brazil...

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Brazil-Germany
Brazil-Germany

"Lapa". Things are getting even worse for Brazil against Germany.

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Brazil-Germany

"Lapa". Few Brazilian are still watching the game after the first half. For the few that do it's a long agony.

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Argentina-Germany

Final day. Argentinians invade Rio de Janeiro and Copacabana beach.

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Argentina-Germany

Most of them slept on the beach in Copacabana.

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Argentina-Germany

Copacabana beach. The final affront. The number 10 shirt of Diego Armando Maradona hanging in "enemy's territory".

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Batman of Brazil
Batman of Brazil

During the World Cup there were several protests and events aimed at catching public opinion's eyes. Here the local Batman pays his respect for all the people (represented by crosses) that had their houses relocated, against their will, due to the event....

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Brazilian Batman
Brazilian Batman

...and gets his moment of fame.

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Heavy Policing
Heavy Policing

Military Police and Special Police forces were keeping a close eye on every protest.

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