In the streets of Sao Paulo, Colombians and Uruguayans were already facing off with each other, exchanging chants after Colombia beat Japan 4-1. Uruguay’s victory over Italy meant the two teams will meet Saturday in the knockout round.
They were fighting for attention from local media’s cameras set up in Vila Madalena, the city’s World Cup party central. Colombians were shouting “Ole, ole,” and a Uruguayan displayed his country’s flag behind the group.
“Tell us what you predict the score will be on Saturday,” one Colombian asked an Urugayan.
“At least 2-1,” the Uruguayan fan responded.
“We are all friends. But we are going to win,” said Rodrigo Gonzalez, a Uruguayan living in Sao Paulo. “It’s all cool as long as they don’t beat me up.”
( Courtesy AP & AGENCIES …….. Source ……… Our Freelance Contributor in Brazil)