Arena Fonte Nova: 2014 World Cup’s home of goals

It goes without saying, but it’s been a crazy month in Brazil and I’m behind on updates – written and otherwise. To keep it quick and easy… here we go:

  • Got to Salvador the day before the World Cup started and parked up in the city through to the end of quarterfinal stage of the tournament – Barra Fan Fest & Arena Fonte Nova delivered;
  • Moved on to Belo Horizonte to attend the first semifinal between Brazil & Germany – still debating if what we saw was real;
  • Completed the World Cup journey in Rio de Janeiro for the final two matches of the tournament, watching both at the Copacabana Beach Fan Fest – think of any Fan Zone you’ve ever been to and crank the atmosphere up to 15/10… then put it on one of the most iconic beaches on the planet.

All of these things are awesome and deserve their own story, I’m currently in the midst of (many) gigabytes of Dropbox sharing regarding the aforementioned and will put together this stuff shortly.

In the meantime, here is a video from the four games I was fortunate to get to in Salvador (& the stories of the two I didn’t get to in the city I’ll be happy to share over a beer or coffee – in person or on Skype).

A special kudos is awarded to that tall blonde guy who sat in the middle of the Dutch section and threw his Spain jersey on to the pitch in the last minute of that epic 5-1 dismantling of the Spanish Football Empire! He must have lost a bet or something.

Muito Obrigato Salvador & Bahia!

Best viewing in HD 1080 by clicking the ‘cog’ icon on the YouTube video!

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