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.
State of almost complete Argentina-ism achieved on Copacabana pic.twitter.com/FLVRVJDHmk
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) July 13, 2014
— Harry Reekie (@HarryCNN) July 13, 2014
Queue for the Fan Fest already 200m long. The Copacabana belongs to Argentina pic.twitter.com/XdloV5VEHL
— Matt Dickinson (@DickinsonTimes) July 13, 2014
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...
- Copacabana beach