FanDuel - WFBC

September 03, 2010

Football or Neutron Bomb?: Sao Paulo, Brazil. With a population upwards of 11 million people and a population density of more than 7,000 people per square kilometre, it is a pretty crowded place. But on July 2, 2010 during the second half of the Brazil-Netherlands World Cup quarterfinal, the streets were completely deserted (via MetaFilter).

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:21 AM - 3 comments

That's awesome. I only wish they had a "before" video for comparison.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:14 AM on September 03

I was fortunate enough to be in Brazil during the 2006 World Cup. During Brazil's group stage match with Japan, I was on a layover at the Sao Paulo Airport. The entire airport completely shut down for the game. Every arrival/departure screen had the game on, and people were clustered around every area watching. No flights in, no flights out. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

posted by boredom_08 at 11:27 AM on September 03

I like... Also, a sped up version of this with it starting about 1-2 hours before the game would be real cool...

posted by StarFucker at 08:54 PM on September 03

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