#WorldCup2014: Brazil to take on Mexico

Locals hope to enjoy the success Brazil achieved in the opening match as they take on Mexico.

FILE: Thousands of football fans from across the globe made their way to Sao Paulo to attend the opening of the 2014 Fifa World Cup. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - 2014 Fifa World Cup hosts Brazil will play their second match of the tournament on Tuesday evening.

The South American country's largest city, São Paulo, is filled with local and international fans heading to the match.

Dozens of World Cup marshals dressed in bright colours directed traffic at the metro station.

It's set to be a chaotic afternoon with thousands of fans passing through the turnstiles every hour.

A shop window on the famous 'Rua Oscar Freire' selling various Brazilian memorabilia. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

Everything has a tinge of yellow, green and blue, from walls to trains.

A street vendor on a street in Sao Paulo selling Brazilian soccer shirts and other memorabilia. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

The sound of whistles and horns is almost defeating, but no one seems to be bothered.

Locals hope to enjoy the success they achieved in the opening match as they take on Mexico.


With the State of the Nation Address (Sona) and the World Cup happening at the same time today, South Africans may be conflicted on what to pay their attention to this evening.

President Jacob Zuma is set to deliver his speech in Parliament at around 7pm, while Algeria take on Belgium.

Eyewitness News hit the streets to find out which of the two will win the attention of the public.

"I'll be watching Sona because I'm patriotic," one person said.

"I'll be watching the soccer because Zuma's speeches are all the same," said another.

Video: Sao Paulo's street art.

For more on the World Cup, visit EWN's 2014 Fifa World Cup portal.