World Cup 2014

Brazil celebrates rival Argentina's defeat

AFP | Update:

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Brazilians bitter about their team's disastrous World Cup celebrated Argentina's defeat to Germany in the final by dancing and launching fireworks.

In Brasilia and Sao Paulo, fireworks exploded after Mario Goetze's extra-time goal at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

At a bar near the stadium, Brazilians chanted "Cry! Cry! Argentina!" in a nod to the song "Don't cry for me Argentina."

Tens of thousands of Argentine fans at Rio's Copacabana beach to watch the game on a jumbo screen fell silent while Brazilians broke into song and danced. Some even waved German flags.

"Thank God, thank God that Germany won," said Brazilian Caio Ferraz, 45.

"If Argentina had won, they would have made fun of us for years," Ferraz said.

 
   
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