I was pretty gutted that I didn’t sort myself out in good time and get some tickets to the World Cup 2014.
So with that in mind I got the chance to go to the Maracanã where the World Cup Final was played just 2 weeks earlier to see a local derby game in the Serie A of the Brazilian league, an opportunity I did not want to pass up.
It was Botafogo v Flamengo but due to neither team having a functioning home ground the backdrop was the Maracanã stadium. We sat with the Botafogo fans which was a great idea as they didn’t stop chanting all game even though they were 1-0 for most of the game.
The below video is a little glimpse of them in full song accompanied by a lot of jumping up and down! The Maracanã is an amazing ground to watch football at but I’m sure it was the Botafogo fans that made that night special.