Brazil World Cup in Photos

This year, I was lucky enough to be in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup, and I was even in Rio for the final. As you’ve probably noticed, there were mixed feeling across the country about hosting the World Cup, with large-scale protesting last year certainly influenced by the decision, and a great deal of unrest among the public. Love it or hate it, though, it was impossible to get away from the World Cup in Brazil, whether it was Neymar’s face popping up everywhere, graffiti, anti-FIFA slogans on t-shirts or scrawled onto walls, city decorations or just the masses of people in their country’s football shirts. Here are a few of my photos showing the World Cup in Brazil…

A new tile commemorating the World Cup at the Selaron Staircase in Rio

A new tile commemorating the World Cup at the Selaron Staircase in Rio

This straight to the point message had been plastered onto every single one of these bins along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon

This straight to the point message had been plastered onto every single one of these bins along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon

Even at Iguassu Falls, football fans couldn't miss the match!

Even at Iguassu Falls, football fans couldn’t miss the match!

Brazil flags were up everywhere…

A huge mural in the Santa Teresa district

A huge mural in the Santa Teresa district

World Cup Flags just outside Porto Seguro, strangely enough on a pretty consistently empty road.

World Cup Flags just outside Porto Seguro, strangely enough on a pretty consistently empty road.

The 'FIFA go home' tag was to be seen a lot in Rio's centre

The ‘FIFA go home’ tag was to be seen a lot in Rio’s centre…

While Porto Seguro was completely coated in World Cup bunting and flags…

About Emily Luxton

Emily Luxton is the award winning travel blogger and writer behind emilyluxton.co.uk and backpacksouthamerica.com. A digital nomad, she travels as much as she can and funds it with freelance work and blogging.

4 Comments

  1. I saw quite a few of the FIFA go home murals and graffiti over Rio but I generally didn’t see anyone with that attitude. Everywhere we went the locals seemed to be happy and excited to be hosting the World Cup and the atmosphere was just incredible. Such a colourful place with the flags and decorations everywhere!

    • Same here! Aside from the few bits of graffiti it was mostly pride I saw, especially from the people! So many of the houses, cars and businesses had been decorated for the occasion!

  2. Ohhh you were definitely lucky to be there!! I wish :(

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