Hundreds of Brazil Fans Celebrate World Cup Kick-Off Victory at Coral Gables Museum

A stout contingent of Brazilians who call Miami home made their way to Coral Gables Museum yesterday to watch their native team wipe the floor with an over-matched Croatian squad by a score of 3 to 1 in the opening bout of the 2014 World Cup.

Patrica Barbosa is a big time soccer fan. She is also a native of São Paulo who now calls South Florida home. Barbosa was clad in Brazilian garb as she watched the game on a hulking 9' x 16' foot LED screen in the museum's main plaza.

"If they lost, I would want to disappear," Barbosa said of her countrymen in dry fit shirts and cleats running on the pitch a hemisphere away.

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Rich Robinson