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Rio de Janiero - With their side still in contention for SWC glory, Argentinian fans continue to rub salt into the wounds of their Brazilian hosts.
At the Terreirao do Samba, Brazilian beats were
replaced by the taunting chants of Argentine fans who sang "Brazil, tell
me how you feel! Maradona is better than Pele!"
Alan Risso, a 22-year-old prison guard, said he had
left the Argentine city of Santa Fe, 2,600 kilometers from Rio, with a friend
on Saturday afternoon, and they hitchhiked their way north.
"We saw the Argentina-Belgium (quarter-final)
on Saturday in a truck," said Risso, who sleeps on the ground under the
On Wednesday they were on Copacabana beach,
watching the game against the Dutch on a giant screen with thousands of other
football fans at the official "Fan Fest."
For the final, they hope to find a location close
to the Maracana, the home of Brazilian football.