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The fans of football are asking me to post more pictures from Brazil and the World Cup and of course this picture is dedicated to all who cannot be here to enjoy this magnificent event!
I have taken many pictures but I will not post more because there are some members of TE that are already tired of seeing my pictures from the Maracană...
This picture is not a quality picture because it is taken from the higher point of the Corcovado mountain and that morning was a very foggy and hazy day.
But for sure, soon, it will be a great documentary picture for the fact that the little Maracană, right after the Cup, it will be demolished and only the big Stadium will stay.
What can I say about yesterday's game between Brazil and Colombia? It was a very dramatic and remarkable game between two teams who have a great tradition and history in the football Hall of Fame.
The Stadium was packed, so very colorful, so very festive and beautiful! Fans from both sides were cheering for their team but all together they were part of a unique and amazing fiesta that started way before the game and so far it has not ended..
I have to share with you that 6 hours before the game the Avenida Atlántica in Rio is closed as well as all transportation around the Stadium..nothing moves except the Metro.
Another thing that impressed me, is that when Brazil is playing all public offices such as the Post Office, are closing 3 hours before the game starts, so that they can all go to watch the game.
There is a TV playing and showing the World Cup matches everywhere, in every yard, in every muddy road, in every neighborhood, in every corner of every city!!
Last night there was a huge set up at the Copacabana Beach in order to celebrate the victory of Brazil..The night is over but everybody is still dancing samba here...none of us has slept yet..
I promise that my next posts will not be from the World Cup..
To all the fans..enjoy the final!!!

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