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U-17 World Cup: Brazil fans add to atmosphere at Yuva Bharati

Kolkata: As if the Kolkata football fanatics were not enough, four Brazilian fans, including one die-hard Club Atletico Paranaense supporter, thronged the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan for the Brazil-Germany big-ticket FIFA Under-17 World Cup quarter-final here on Sunday.
"I am here to support my team. I have come all the way from Brazil and I feel we will win 8-0 tonight. This will be perfect revenge for the 1-7 loss in the World Cup three years back," Luis Lopez said before entering the stadium.
Adding more colour were members from the German Consulate General who were also seen donning the hallowed white jersey with black stripes and holding aloft the country's flag on their way to the stadium.
All roads led to the colossal venue on this weekend holiday.
A sea of yellow, the Brazilian colour, was seen outside the revamped ampitheatre, set to house a capacity 66,000 spectators.
It seemed as if the city has come up with a big "yes" to Brazil prodigy Paulinho's pre-match assertion that the team was feeling at home and expected the crowd would egg them on.
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