Saturday, 26 June 2010

Saturday Photo: Futebol Fever in Montreal

Friday was a day for serious soccer fans in Montreal. The main event for thousands was the game between Brazil and Portugal, a confrontation that hadn't occurred in a World Cup since 1966. Portugal won that time 3-0, but this time the result was 0-0 and both teams advanced to the next round. This meant that nearly everybody was happy along St. Lawrence boulevard, which is perhaps the major neighborhoodwhere the soccer fans gather to watch games in Montreal.

But the Lusophones were the only ones excited. Spain was up against Chile. I didn't see any Chilean flags along St. Lawrence but I did see Spanish fans waiting for the start of their game. The score was 2-1 for Spain at the end of the day, with both teams advancing to the next round.

No comments: