EXTRA TIME: South Africa excited about Brazil and Belgium at the World Cup

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The Samba Boys are one of the most popular teams in South Africa

The Brazilians are arguably the most popular team for neutrals in South Africa, and we are not talking about Mamelodi Sundowns.

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.

Now, look at how the country is following Brazil in Russia 2018. South Africa was excited about their game against Mexico, as well as the cracking comeback for Belgium against Japan.

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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.