Beijing Olympic Games: Football Semi-Finals---Argentina v.s. Brazil

by Sojourner August. 19, 2008 2513 views

Ok, so I just arrived from the semi-final football match between Argentina and Brazil. It was crazy. The Argentinians were crazy. The Brazilians were crazier.

This is my first football game I've ever watched. I'm not a football fan really. But, I know which player is hot. David Beckham is not hot. Oh, please. But, Santiago and Kaka are. :)) Yeah, I really have a soft heart for Latinos.

Photo below:
The venue.

The Brazilian flag.

The Argentinian flag.

Crazy fans.

Crazier fans.

Craziest fan. :)

Dual citizenship?

Yes, this is for ALL of YOU who never ran out of words to say about my posts!

Now, it feels like you were there! :))

The crowd few minutes after the start of the Game.

I hate how the lights. It's not awesome for photos. :))

The guards securing the wide oval. They have never seen the actual event. They watched on the huge screen in front of them.

First round.

The photo journalists with their high-powered cameras.

The audience intently watching every move of the feet, legs and ball.

Sardines, anyone?

More sardines.

The first half finished with nil scores.

During the break, I went out to buy drinks. Instead, I found my Italian friend with this shirt on.

Number 9 is cute but not hot.
They call him Pato (not sure)?

In my dialect, Pato means duckling.

When Argentina scored, the audience stood up and roared in unison.

Everybody looked at the huge screen for the recap and waited for the score board to change.

Then, the audience roared, thundered like crazy!

And the Brazilians were down-hearted.

I was bored.
I went upstairs.

Then, I found these cute men.

The score was 3-0 in favor of Argentina. Brazil football team is more popular than Argentina in China. But, that night, I heard more Argentina fans screaming to the top of their lungs.

Photo op with the Brazilians who were reallllly sad.
But, I told them that no reason to be sad because Brazilian men are hotter than the Argentinians. :))

Ugh! I was not ready to pose.
I want to get another shot but the policeman already told us to leave. :((
Damn it!

This is US after the Game!
We look like midgets! :((

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Tom 8 years, 9 months ago

Good Reportage and Images

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Liz 8 years, 9 months ago

Another great set! Thanks for taking us to the game!

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Bovee Poon 8 years, 9 months ago

Nice Pics. HAHA. Argentina 3:0. Brazil has 2 red cards. :-( Where is Olympic Spirit?

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Cabecilha 8 years, 9 months ago

pato = duck in portuguese :)

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sk Tan 8 years, 9 months ago

Haha!!!! THanks for the tour!! Your set really makes me laugh!
2 clowns! LOL Nice Set!

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Miclaud 8 years, 9 months ago

A very colorful serie! Once again... you are lucky!
Maybe we'll meet in London in 4 years???

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gillian 8 years, 9 months ago

Glad to see the rainbow wig out again! What a sad job for the people in #10 and 11 having to sit and watch the crowd instead of the game!

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Leocheung 8 years, 9 months ago

Argentina won ! Brazil team was disappointing !
What a shame that I couldn't spot your rainbow hair on TV !
Interesting report!

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Maria 8 years, 9 months ago

Great job reporting the game! Hey, did Messi play? He's hot! :))) #8 was great to see. Thanks! :)

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Dadlak 8 years, 9 months ago

thanks for the plug in #8...i watched part of this game on TV...wish I had known to look for you...can't have been too many there with rainbow hair...another fun for Latin guys, check out Ricardo, Brazilian beach volleyballer.

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ida 8 years, 9 months ago

Nice i like 15# realy good

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Dominique 8 years, 9 months ago

thanks for these colorful photos!!

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
**Wendy** 8 years, 9 months ago

GREAT JOB! #13 was good, like how you got the ppl taking the shots #27 was cute #30 the size ratio that you captured was good, and I like how you caught the crowd and security. #8 was really funny, you showed us your personality in one shot. lol Great job

8 years, 9 months ago Edited