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The Brazilian national soccer team is in Miami for the first time in 10 years and the fans are ready for a big win against Honduras. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez reports.
The Brazilian national soccer team is in Miami for the first time in 10 years and the fans are ready for a big win against Honduras.
"For us that live here, it's a huge opportunity to see them. Soccer is a big deal for us," Marcos Oliveira said.
Brazilians have been walking in and out of Via Brasil on Miami Beach all day to make sure they have more than enough green and yellow to represent their team.
"I'm looking for a jersey for the Brazilian game tomorrow," Caique Santos said.
The friendly soccer match has attracted people from all over the world. These two men came from San Francisco just to watch the game.
"It's the Brazilian national team, we never got a chance to watch them and in Miami so we said what the heck," Santos said.
Hondurans in Miami also feel pride for their team. Karla Ayala walked into this Brazilian store with her friends who wanted to buy Brazilian merchandise, but she says she'll proudly be wearing blue and white on Saturday.
"I am really excited, yeah we are going win 3-0," Karla Ayala said. "Ya Honduras!" she added.
The soccer craze in South Florida reached an all-time high this week with David Beckham in town, scouting locations for a Major League Soccer team and posing for photos with Brazilian players.
"I know a lot of people over here like soccer, so it'll be good for business, it'll be good for everything," Santos said.
Many have their eye on player Neymar da Silva, an idol and worldwide soccer sensation.
"I watched him play ever since he started playing and that's my favorite player. He's our uh ... that's who we believe in is going to bring the World Cup for us," Santos said.
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