South Africans have always been fond of Brazil because Bafana Bafana have always dreamed of playing like these South Americans.
It's no secret as to why Safa employed Brazil's World Cup winning player and coach Carlos Alberto Parreira when SA hosted the tournament in 2010.
The Fifa World Cup continues to capture the imagination of fans, the media and the players around the country. Here's how they reacted on Twitter.
When kids hear the name Neymar pic.twitter.com/8taZAwJw6X— Dominic Chimhavi (@DChimhavi) July 4, 2018
World Cup”kusezoba late” pic.twitter.com/AHF0DwNlNn— Mark Mayambela (@ProfMayambela12) July 3, 2018
Brazil will face off against my team France in the final what do u guys think?— Lehlohonolo Majoro (@BalloJoro) July 2, 2018
Japan have themselves to blame...— Aubrey Ngoma (@aubreyngoma11) July 2, 2018
Committing so many numbers forward at the last minute
You still think it's 'just soccer' pic.twitter.com/0dsp6K1mDx— Miss Kay (@MPOLAI8) July 3, 2018
Wait a second guys, I’m not really bothered about iBrazil and Mexico But nithi iAjax is back kwiPsl..?— Amanda toki Dlamini (@Amanda_Dlamini9) July 2, 2018
what a wow..!
This is our daily bread phela so we need to be clued up.
Ngcela ningi balansise please.
There is no place like Mzansi honestly, PSL&SAFA..! Shuu..!
Wow wow wow. Take a bow Japan. What a spectacle and splendid advertisement for football. Great comeback from Belgium— Shaun Bartlett (@shaunbart9) July 2, 2018
Knocked out of the World Cup and the Japanese fans are still staying behind after the game and tidying up the mess in the stadium, Japanese fans you are incredible. pic.twitter.com/Bk7zDPRwtu— FIFA World Cup (@WorIdCupUpdates) July 2, 2018
English commentators say England defenders making mistakes cos they're tired. No. I've mentioned how difficult its to get the ball from Brazil's defenders in last 20 minutes when they're winning games. Why? It's cos of technique. Watch how they keep the ball with sheer control— Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) July 3, 2018