Brazil v Croatia

Well, it’s 2:45 AM.  21 hours and 45 minutes ago I left for the game.  Five hours to get there and another 3+ hours to get to the stadium.  No parking pass, so I had to walk 3 miles round trip to get it so that we could park.  The good news is that I got the passes for the upcoming games.  Given the hour and my fatigue, I will be brief.  Suffice it to say that I got a pretty good spot.

Arena de Sao Paulo, June 12, 2014.  Brazil v Croatia, after the first half 1-1.

Unfortunately, there was a bar that compromised the area at my feet.  Controversial game, particularly the awarding of a PK for a dive.  Here the Croatian keeper almost makes the save:

Stipe Pletikosa attrmpts to stop a penalty kick, Brazils second goal.




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6 Responses to “Brazil v Croatia”

  1. Helen Faris June 13, 2014 2:38 pm #

    Fascinating. It’s interesting following this from afar (protests, strikes, traffic) and knowing you are there in the thick of things! Love the new look, love the blog.

    • Steven June 13, 2014 2:43 pm #

      Mckenna thought I was certainly in danger. There is nothing going on that I have seen other than more security than at the white house!! Having said that, truly one of the most remarkable things I have ever done.

  2. Wendy June 17, 2014 6:11 pm #

    Very cool, my friend. What an amazing adventure! Stay safe and have fun. I worry that Mckenna is right….it looks a bit dangerous. Can’t wait to see your photos!

    • Steven June 17, 2014 7:27 pm #

      What they show on TV is much worse than reality. Although it would be nice if I had a snake protector!

      • Wendy June 18, 2014 3:29 pm #

        We can arrange…I thought the same 🙂

  3. Kathy Finklea June 17, 2014 10:10 pm #

    Hi Stevie!!! Opps…now everyone will know your nickname. Anyway, this is so cool seeing all the photos and reading all your blog. I hope you are well and do please be safe. Just because I have only known you for 10 years doesn’t mean I could do without you! Ha Ha Ha. In the office yesterday and found out about your blog and photos. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience.

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