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Soccer Madness

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The Argentinian soccer league finals were on yesterday between world famous Boca Juniors (Maradona´s old team) and Estudiantes (who haven´t won in 10 years). Although I´m just in El Bolson, a small hippie town with more ice cream shops than restaurants... and where people drink alcohol that is reminiscent to fuel from broken plastic bottles...the game was still a pretty big deal here. I can only imagine what Buenos Aires was like.

For some reason, the main bar was closed so the venue of choice to watch the game was the petrol station. No joke. I thought this immediately added an extra element of ambiance. The gas attendants even hooked people up with beer mugs and salted nuts.


Boca took the early lead to the cheers of 2/3 the station. The kid in the middle was extremely pumped...this picture is right before he stood up on the table and tore his shirt off.


But the Estudiantes came back to win 2-1. These are some hardcore fans celebrating on the street. The guy near the middle holding the puppy...yea, when they scored, he would repeatedly toss the dog a couple metres in the air and catch it. Pretty hilarious.


Unfortunately, the league is on break now for the summer so I won´t be able to catch a live game in Argentina. I guess I will have to settle for the next best thing... the Bolivian super league! Quality.

Posted by bchu 06:16 Archived in Argentina

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