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Fans party hard in Rio after Brazil reach semi-finals with win over Colombia

Published on Jul 5, 2014 9:57 PM
 

They may be more than 2,000 kilometres away from where Brazil were battling Colombia in a tense World Cup quarter-final tie in Fortaleza on Friday. But it has not dampened the mood of the Brazilian fans in Rio de Janeiro, as they crowded around television screens to cheer on the Selecao.

When Brazil finally emerged 2-1 winners at the final whistle, the fans broke into loud cheers and spontaneous singing as they celebrated the precious victory late into the night.

Here are some video clips taken as Rio turned into a massive party spot amid the joyous celebrations.

Brazilian fans celebrate during the Fan Fest at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 4, 2014 after the squad beat Colombia in a Fifa World Cup quarter-final football match. They may be more than 2,000 kilometres away from where Brazil were battling Colombia in a tense World Cup quarter-final tie in Fortaleza on Friday, July 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

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