It was an odd place to find three international footballers on the eve of a crucial World Cup game, inside a small hair salon located on the forecourt of a gas station on the outskirts of a remote Brazilian city.
World Cup fans are expressing their love of the game in wild ways, wearing patriotic nail polish, dressing up dogs with jerseys and showing their passion under the sheets with Brazil-inspired condoms.
By Paul Vincent Balois and Vaughn Alviar
Thunderous cheers greeted a goal scored at the 72nd minute—and this was not in Brazil.
Argentina fans have flooded Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, camping out, downing drinks and firing up barbecues as they dream of World Cup glory in their rivals’ turf.
By Irene C. Perez
Football players Phil and James Younghusband have been competing with each other as team captains in the annual Clear Dream Match. They will take sibling rivalry to another level by having Manchester United legends Paul Scholes and Andrew “Andy” Cole in their “dream teams” in the coming game.