Arriving at the stadium early, there was a buzz at the venue, with fans of both sides soaking up the atmosphere in Tshwane. Flags of the two football powerhouse nations were seen everywhere, while South African flags were also present to add local support to the affair.
The seats were soon filled in anticipation of what was to
come, and a sense of being at one of football’s elite outings was felt in the
As always, vuvuzelas were trumpeting around the capacity
crowd, with journalists squashed in together to get a glimpse of the game that
could either go down in football history as a classic, or a let down.
The loudest of the fans seem to be those of Brazil, but more
Italian flags span the venue. Before the match Brazilian fans seemed to be the
more confident of the two supporters, but even the South Americans admitted
that you can never count out the Italians.
The stadium erupts every time Kaka receives the ball and
goes on one of his mazy runs, but the slick touches of Andrea Pirlo are given
similar acclaim. The crowd in Tshwane is appreciating this fine duel between
two of world football’s traditional superpowers.
Peter Pedroncelli, Goal.com