In Pictures: Brazil-Argentina rivalry

About 60,000 Argentinian football fans descended on Brazil’s capital Brasilia on Saturday to see their team reach the quarter-final. Although the match was between Argentina and Belgium, there were thousands or Brazilians in the stadiums rooting against their old football rival, Argentina.

[David Poort/Al Jazeera]
Thousands of Argentinian football fans travelled to Brasilia to see La Albiceleste (the white and sky blue) in the quarter-finals on Saturday. Although Argentina played against Belgium (and won 1-0), the match was also attended by thousands of Brazilians who rooted against their old football rival, Argentina.
[David Poort/Al Jazeera]
Argentinian fans have adopted a new anthem during this World Cup, in which they taunt their Brazilian football rivals. The song has caused a stir in Brazilian media and has sparked several counter songs from Brazilian fans.
[David Poort/Al Jazeera]
Many Brazilian fans at the Argentina vs. Belgium game in Brasilia went to great lengths to support Belgium against their great football rivals.
[David Poort/Al Jazeera]
Argentinian fans chanted their new anthem to the Brazilians in the stadium; [Translation]Brazil, Tell Me How It Feels / To Be Bossed Around In Your Own Home / I Swear That Even If Years Pass / We Will Never Forget / That Diego [Maradona] Out-Skilled You / That Cani [Claudio Caniggia] Surprised You / You Are Crying Since Italy [World Cup 1990] Till Today / You Are Going To See Messi / The World Cup Will Be Ours / Maradona Is Greater Than Pele
[David Poort/Al Jazeera]
Brazilian fans have their own taunting song to counter the Argentinian insults: [Translation]A thousand goals [scored by Pele] / A thousand goals, a thousand goals / Only Pele / Only Pele / Maradona is a cocaine sniffer
[David Poort/Al Jazeera]
Brazilian fans have their own taunting song to counter the Argentinian insults: Mil gols / Mil gols / Mil gols, mil gols, mil gols / So Pele / So Pele / Maradona cheirador[Translation]A thousand goals [scored by Pele] / A thousand goals, a thousand goals / Only Pele / Only Pele / Maradona is a cocaine sniffer
[David Poort/Al Jazeera]
Argentinian fans said they hoped their team would meet Brazil in the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana on Sunday, saying a match between the South American giants would be the ultimate climax of the tournament.
[David Poort/Al Jazeera]
Despite the animosity between the Brazilian and Argentinian fans, it remained calm around the stadium in Brasilia.
[David Poort/Al Jazeera]
Argentinian fans will now travel to Sao Paulo to attend the match against the Netherlands in the semi-finals. Police in Sao Paulo expected about 100,000 Argentinians would visit the city on Wednesday.


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