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Sunday, October 16, 2005

River Plate vs Boca Juniors

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We sat in the River side of the stadium (Boca fans had only been allocated 4500 seats), in the seated sections (the “populares” were the first to sell out). The game itself was OK but not great - both teams were too fielded in recent years. However the fans were the stars of the show - the stadium was filled to capacity (65000), and I greatly extended my repertoire of Spanish insults thanks to the encyclopedic knowledge of my fellow supporters. I had also never seen a father so enthusiastically exhorting his 10 year-old son to shout profanities - all in all it was great fun, a great chance to see the kind of enthusiasm for football still unique to Latin America.

[1]http://nick-curry.com/pix/v/SouthAmerica2005/Argentina/BuenosAires-BocavsRiver/

posted by Nick at 8:56 pm  

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