Sat, 06/12/2010 - 22:34
FIFA Fan Fest at the heart of the Aztec Empire
Photo: Gabriel Infante
The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is finally here, and the Mexican national team had to face one of its biggest challenge, playing the inaugural game with the host team. The whole country woke up to tune in and follow the TRI’s first big match on African soil. The lucky fans that managed to travel to Johannesburg and see the game from the stands of the Soccer City Stadium is the envy of millions here, but that didn’t stop, at least for 50 thousands Mexico City’s residents to experienced a World Cup “fiesta” at the very heart of the Aztec city, where the International FIFA Fan Fest is underway.
During the match the fans experienced different emotional states, from joy and passion to nervousness, anger and disappointment. It wasn’t until the final minutes of the game, when Rafael Marquez scored the goal of the tie, instantly the shout of “goaaaaaaaaaaal” resounded in every corner of the 44,0000 square meter plaza.
Here are some of the images and video footage of those moments that I captured.
Video was film by the author of this blog.
All photos were taken by the author of this blog
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