Brazil neighbourhood bursts with art and colour to support World Cup team
With the World Cup about to start, soccer-mad Brazilians have started to gear up for the competition hoping their national squad will clinch their sixth world title.
Painting streets and hanging flags ahead of the tournament have already become a tradition in the five-time world champions nation.
"I am a designer, and I missed the energy of it. It is very pleasant. Besides the bond you form with neighbours, friendships are strengthened." Said RODRIGO HABIB BRAZILIAN ARTIST
Locals, children, and teenagers in the Vila Isabel neighbourhood, helped decorate their streets on Saturday (November 19) with yellow and green garlands and paintings on asphalt.
"I don't know how to explain what I feel. I am happy to be painting the street and decorating it for the World Cup." Said ISABELA JORGE
Meters away, a wall featured a cartoon figure of Brazilian soccer legend Pele and forward Vinicius dancing.
Brazil kick off their World Cup campaign on Thursday (November 24) against Serbia before facing their other Group G opponents, Switzerland and Cameroon.
The Qatar World Cup starts on Sunday (November 20) and runs until the final on December 18.