World Cup 1994 and Why I Think Brazilian Soccer Fans Are the Best Soccer Fans in the World

Like many U.S. Football lovers, I was in a position to look at the World Cup hosted by way of the U.S. In 1994. I were given to wait a quarterfinal healthy between the Netherlands and Brazil at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas. It turned into the first danger to peer the Brazilian soccer lovers in person, and after now not most effective looking the Brazilian group, but also their fan supporters, I can proclaim the Brazilian soccer lovers because the high-quality football fanatics inside the international

In the summer season of 1994, I turned into enrolled inside the University of Colorado graduate physics application in Boulder, Colorado. I requested my soccer player/instruct to wait a quarterfinal healthy with me in Texas. We offered a pair of cheap airline tickets from Denver to Houston. My pal changed into underneath the climate so stayed on the resort the primary day whilst I spent the day touring the NASA Johnson Space Center. The next day we rented a automobile and made the 4 hour drive to Dallas. It turned into the primary time I became exposed to the Brazilian football fans. They had been all decked out of their yellow and inexperienced shades. They had been in a festive temper, screaming and banging their drums as they marched through the streets. There become a contingent of Netherlands soccer fans wearing orange, as the Cotton Bowl was crammed to potential.

The quarterfinal fit between Brazil and the Netherlands, which befell on July 9, 1994 in Dallas, become the maximum exciting quarterfinal healthy of the match. In the 24 team finals, Brazil gained their Group B after beating Russia, Cameroon, and tying Sweden. The Netherlands advanced in Group F by beating Saudi Arabia, losing to Belgium, then beating Morocco. In the round of 16, the Netherlands beat Ireland 2-zero and Brazil beat the U.S. 1-zero. In the actual quarterfinal game (potential of 63,500 on the Cotton Bowl), the primary half changed into scoreless. Romario of Brazil scored the primary intention in the 53rd minute and Bebeto scored for Brazil inside the 63rd minute. But Dennis Bergkamp of the Netherlands scored within the sixty fourth minute, and Winter of the Netherlands scored the equalizer aim inside the 76th minute. All the Brazilian fans were on the brink of their seats till Branco scored within the 81st minute. The Brazilian lovers let out a big sigh of comfort and celebrated in the streets minutes later as Brazil beat the Netherlands three-2 in an thrilling quarterfinal match. Brazil could cross on to defeat Sweden 1-zero in the semi-finals and beat Italy within the scoreless very last 3-2 on penalty kicks to come to be the primary crew to win the World Cup 4 times. Watching the Brazilian fan supporters up close within the 1994 quarterfinals healthy made me proclaim the Brazilian soccer fanatics to be the quality soccer fanatics in the international.