Thursday, December 10, 2009

No one quite does drama off the football pitch these days like the South Americans.

Check out the action below from a crunch last game of the season relegation decider between Coritiba and Fluminense.

With just a point seperating the two sides, defeat for either would see them getting relegated to Brazil's Serie B - which would be a disaster for a world famous club like Fluminense.

The 1-1 draw that was played out spared their blushes but left the home side fans raging and relegated in their centenary year.

The scenes that followed are amazing to watch on a number of counts. There's the seeming lack of police numbers initially against a very large and hostile crowd, the officials getting involved, the ferocity of the hooliganism and the amazing fact (from what I could glean from translating the You Tube page) that no one seems to have been arrested!

Roll on the World Cup there in 2014! Never going to be a dull moment!

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