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.
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.
Brazil will face off against my team France in the final what do u guys think? — Lehlohonolo Majoro (@BalloJoro) July 2, 2018
The 2018 #FIFAWorldCup will get us into serious trouble. One of the players in Zambia is demanding VAR, and the facility does not exist yet. What do we do?? pic.twitter.com/pqCBcWRRIr — Floyd Shivambu (@FloydShivambu) July 3, 2018
Japan have themselves to blame...
Committing so many numbers forward at the last minute — Aubrey Ngoma (@aubreyngoma11) July 2, 2018
Wait a second guys, I’m not really bothered about iBrazil and Mexico But nithi iAjax is back kwiPsl..?
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..! — Amanda toki Dlamini (@Amanda_Dlamini9) July 2, 2018
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