Brazil Tunes Up for World Cup in Brady’s Backyard

Brazil’s national soccer team will be bouncing it up in the Beantown area tonight, as the South American sharpshooters will be facing continental rivals Venezuela in an exhibition contest at Gillette Stadium.

Sexy Brazil soccer fan

The BOSTON GLOBE reports that a near-capacity crowd is expected at The House That Brady & Belichick Built, with the 8:30 p.m. ET game being broadcast to over 100 countries. Even Kobe Bryant might show up to watch - unless the fans chant reminders of his performance in last night’s Game 1.

All this for an exhibition? Well, Brazil’s last Boston visit was a big success.

Back in September, 67,584 fans found their way into Gillette to watch Brazil beat Mexico, with most of the spectators cheering on the boys from below the Equator. Who would’ve thought Boston would have such a big Brazilian population? More importantly, who would’ve thought 60,000 people would show up for a soccer match in New England?

Anyway, it should be a fun time in Foxboro (Foxborough?) tonight, but we’ll pass on going - considering we’re 3,000 miles away.

Laisa Andrioli

But if Laisa Andrioli attends, we’re catching the next flight for Logan.

UPDATE: Hugo Chavez’s boys shocked the Brazilians, 2-0, giving Venezuela it’s first-ever win against Brazil in 18 tries. But at least a lot of people still showed up.