It’s hard to believe that we were joking about going to Brazil to see the World Cup four years ago. Now, here we are!
We were lucky enough to secure random tickets to two games (England vs. Costa Rica and France vs. Nigeria.) Attending the World Cup games was a once in a lifetime experience—especially as we now live in Costa Rica and, in many ways, feel like we were able to cheer on “our” team!
But apart from attending the World Cup games, we also wanted to visit Brazil to experience the excitement outside the stadium—the infectious energy in the streets and local bars, with fans from around the world.
Leading up to the World Cup in Brazil, there were plenty of protests and controversy. But now that the World Cup has begun, the general attitude from Brazilians we’ve met has been to enjoy the games and cheer on Brazil!
And cheer on the Brazilian team they have. The streets in cities across Brazil have been a sea of yellow and green jerseys. Belo Horizonte seemingly shut down in its entirety (save for the bars), so locals could see Brazil play. And that was just during the group stage!
We’ll forever remember our time in Brazil for the FIFA World Cup, both in and outside the stadium. Here are a few of our favorite pictures that commemorate the adrenaline and passion of cheering Brazil on:
Our Favorite Images From The 2014 FIFA World Cup (Part 1)
Want to see more images from the World Cup? Click here to read Part 2!
Awesome! What a great experience. Our first world event was the 2010 Winter Olympics and its was an amazing experience. The atmostphere at a world event is hard to beat. We’re doing the Rugby World Cup in England next year to catch the vibe again. Looks like you guys are having a blast. Go Deustchland!
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This is our first world event but I can’t imagine a more passionate place to see it! I bet the Rugby World Cup will be a lot of fun as well!! :-)
Fabulous photography!! Really capturing the essence of the vibe I imagine! I went to Rio 2 months ago and loved it and had a thrilling night watching football at Maracana but it must have been totally electric being there during World Cup! So great that you got to experience that:)
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Thanks Shikha! We have made it a point to go out to watch all of the Brazil matches. Very electric atmosphere and the excitement is very contagious! :-)
you have captured it brilliantly! I can imagine being there. excellent work!
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Thanks so much Andrew!
Great photos – thanks for sharing
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Thanks Rob, our pleasure!
Great photos guys, it really shows how excited people are over there.
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Thank you! The energy is certainly contagious :)
We haven’t had the pleasure of attending a World Cup. Although we did enjoy being in England when Euro ´96 was on. Wishing we chronicled our experiences, including being in the Dutch end as the home crushed the Netherlands 4-1 at Wembley, with a camera after drooling over your fantastic photos.
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Ahh that sounds like such a fun experience!! How lucky were you guys! We tried to snag some tickets to see Brazil play live, but unfortunately that was impossible. Luckily there are plenty of people to enjoy watching the games with on the street :)
Oh wow – it’s so interesting to see how colorful and busy the streets in Brazil were during the World Cup. Love the photos! They do a great job of capturing the excitement of the World Cup festivities.
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Thank you! We were hoping that the entire country would rally behind watching the games as they have been, so it has been so worth it to come (even if the prices are a bit outrageous haha!)
Nice pictures. We have just returned from Brazil. We went to Sao Paulo and Rio and I loved going to the Fan Fests. All nationalities were there and they were all friendly with each other. It was such a nice atmosphere.
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I agree- one of the best parts has to be meeting awesome people from around the world! We won’t be in Sao Paulo until after the games, and we’ll only make it to Rio for the final, but they must have been absolutely amazing places to watch the games from!
Great photos!! It must be awesome to be there!
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Thanks! It’s so much fun :)
What a partty! There are a few other travel bloggers there at the moment fyi.
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Ah thanks for letting us know! We need to try to network with them!
I’ve just come back from Rio myself and the atmosphere was fantastic. Brilliant shots!
So glad you got to experience it! We won’t be in Rio until the finals, but we’re excited to go there, too!
So neat that you are actually there, and capturing the excitement as it’s happening! I love how you froze so many passionate moments. Very human.
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Thank you!! The energy is just fantastic. We might not be Brazilian, but it’s just as fun rooting for the home team with all the locals :)
We’ve been watching the games faithfully and scream every time our favorite team scores a goal. Thanks for sharing insider photos on what Brazil looks like on street level. It looks like a non-stop party!
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Brazilians are very passionate about their football! It’s been loads of fun being here during the games :-)
We are a group of football supporters who try keep memories from participation in last mundial in Brazil.
We created an unique project called The Million Mundial Fans and would like to encourage you to share your photo from that incredible football event. We expect beauty fans pics especially…
So which World Cup Team had the Hottest Girl Fan? :D
Look on awww.millionmundialfans.com
My Brazil is really incredible! I’m glad you enjoyed yourself and liked here. Congratulations your photos really show that it was all very cheerful.
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