Greek Bailout and Grace Jones (Greece vs Ivory Coast – Game 4)

Our lowest key game in terms of football expectations, perhaps unfairly, but there’s anyways something to be seen at the world cup.

But first lunch. A local restaurant just across from the ground, friendly and well at up for local events judging by the great menu, though I did skip the hot drinks.

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The order of the day was lots of rice, beans and some serious meat as a couple of the guys ordered the meat feast for two. You can probably spot that plate.

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My choice was the local stew with rice and pirao (the waitress could not explain what this was so any insight welcome). A nice chicken foot in there I hear you say (you may have to look hard). It should also be noted that this is a half portion!

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Then on to do some quick street business (minds out the gutter) as we sold our spare tickets, this time within a few minutes.

This gave us a bit longer to savour the atmosphere and check out the fans though the larger number by far were Brazilians.

Carmen Miranda

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Greeks in togas and knitted spartan hats.

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And Ivory Coast celebrity fan Grace Jones.

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For full effect. The image consciousness even went to waving people out the way when press or TV cameras were pointed here/his way.

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Brief game notes. Greece ran out winners via a dubious last minute penalty but the most interesting thing was watching how intensely the Greek bench felt every kick and tackle in the flow of the game.

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Greece move on to the sadness of Cote D’Ivoire.

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Tchau

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