Posts by Eric Adelson
- Eric Adelson at Yahoo Sports4 mths ago
RIO DE JANIERO – By the time the dilapidated RV hauled away, by the time everyone came down from the trees, by the time the horns and drums were lugged off the beach, by the time the buzz from all the fernet con cocas started to wear off, by the time the Policia dispersed, it was clear:
This was Argentina's Woodstock.
Perhaps the greatest soccer celebration in the nation's post-1986 history took place on Saturday afternoon, and it happened on the sands of the hated enemy.
Maybe it happened because it was on the sands of the hated enemy.
"It was Argentina in Rio," said Alejandro O'Reilly of Buenos Aires, grinning wide.
What was covered in Brazil yellow and green for the FanFest at Copacabana on Thursday was plastered in sky blue and white here on this sunny afternoon. Just about anyone who wasn't wearing the team jersey wasn't wearing any shirt at all. The bash spilled out into the streets, and police had to surround the mob, as if a true invasion was occurring. (There was even a Falkland Islands flag spotted.) A reported 4,000 fans showed up.