So today we went to the Olympics!
We didn’t venture to the capital but went North to Newcastle to watch Brazil v New Zealand at St. James’ Park. The kids spent a couple of years going to Brazilian Soccer School to learn some silky smooth skills so it was a real treat to see the Brazilian team in action. We all had a really great day and its something else ticked off the list of things to do.
It was really well organised from stepping off the train, the walk to St. James Park was a good build up to the match.
The stand had had a full Olympic makeover
Here’s me and Ethan at the match
and Miles looking excited
The teams came out, the stands were pretty full with a loud Brazilian band playing throughout the match, with loads of international press about.
Here’s a bit of an action shot just before a goal
Then it was onto spotting the kids heros, here’s Neymar taking a corner
Then we had Pato warming up before he went on, right by us
and then came Hulk
Fantastic day and one to remember. Brazil won 3 – 0. Now we just have to see how long the kids will be wearing their Brazil flag tattoos on their faces