|Game Time: 15:30 (post time 14:45)
Still traffic on the streets.
Noisy level increasing (horns, fireworks). You can feel the energy!
67% of Brazilians think they will win the World Cup.
1509: Brazil press reports it is near freezing at the stadium!!
1529: Galvão, the BR announcer, reading off the North Korean names…it ain’t easy.
1545: No cars on street
Street during the BR - North Korean game
1549: Very, very quiet. That will all change when the game ends.
1606: (33) No goals! Beautiful game is very boring!
1616: halftime – not what most expected.
1627: halftime – quiet. Everyone wondering – “Are we going to win this? North Korea is a nothing team; much worse than the US.”
1638: 2nd half – If Brazil only ties North Korea, it will be a huge lost for them.
1641: (9) Gooooal Brassssiiiiiil! Por fim! At last. No longer quiet.
1658: (26) Gooooal Brasssiiiiil! Things just got a lot better for Brazil.
1714: (43) Goal North Korea. This shouldn’t have happened!
1718: (45) Brazil wins. On to next Sunday. Noisy level picking up. Fireworks going off across the city. But not very convincing. This was a win, but not an impressive one. Brazilians like impressive wins! But, then who doesn’t.
20 June Sunday – 1530: BR vs Ivory Coast who tied Portugal