At the Copa… Copacabana

Viva El Mejico!

Sombreros, samba music, wrestling masks, green-white-and-red shirts.

Mexico City? Nope. Rio’s famed Copacabana beach.

The beach was awash in La Fiesta De Mejico Friday, with hundreds of fans reveling in Mexico’s opening match 1-0 triumph over Cameroon. Watch the fun from VOA’s Brian Allen and Scott Bobb.

From Sao Paolo to Brooklyn

Os fãs do futebol de Seleção em Brooklyn

Brazil wins and they go crazy in… Brooklyn?!

New York City has one of the largest populations of Brazilians and Brazilian-Americans in the United States (eastern Massachusetts has the largest). So no surprises that they were going bonkers in one neighborhood in Brooklyn Thursday when the Seleção opened their World Cup bid with a 3-1 victory over Croatia.

Check out the scene at this VOA photo gallery from photographer Adam Phillips.