Tuesday was Brazil’s second game during the 2014 World Cup where they faced off against Mexico. São João park in the center of town, that normally holds the weekly arts and crafts market, has been decorated in all the patriotic flare. 2 large-scale LED TVs are set up on each end of the street with a thousand chairs each. Standing halfway between is a stage and an open area where the citizens of Sobral can listen to local bands and dance while waiting for the game to begin.
It was an impressive sight, seeing what had to be over 3000 people (most) all decked in gold and green singing the Brazilian National Anthem and their subsequent cheers and groans, as the classes of the city showed up together to support their team.