Argentina fans begin pre-final party on Copacabana beach

The Rio Report

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As if Brazil haven't been humiliated enough this week, their fierce South American rivals Argentina are just making everything worse by basically taking over Rio as well.

The fans have set up camp on Copacabana beach prior to tonight's final across the city in the Maracana stadium, and are positively gleeful.

That's not to suggest, of course, that Argentina's elaborate, rowdy beach party is at all motivated by a spot of schadenfreude at their neighbours' expense...

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