15 Pics Of Brazil Soccer Fans Losing Their Sh– At The 2014 World Cup

Expressions of Pure Joy.

Judging by the plentiful expressions of pure joy after Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1 in their opening match Thursday night, victory is still cause for celebration, even on a day where protests rose up in cities like Rio and Sao Paolo. (Rio’s hosting the World Cup — and eventually the 2016 Olympics — has caused political tension in the country between the government and some Brazilians, with a few even vowing to root against their home team.)

Still, in the face of Brazil fans’ enthusiasm — and after the whole FIFA “match-fixing” mess, you can’t help but smile along with them. Check out some of our favorite reactions:

Soccer Fans Watch World Cup Opening Match In New York City
Brazil v Croatia: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
FIFA Fan Fest in Natal - 2014 FIFA World Cup
FIFA Fan Fest - Fortaleza - Brazil v Croatia - 2014 FIFA World Cup
FIFA Fan Fest - Fortaleza - Brazil v Croatia - 2014 FIFA World Cup
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FIFA Fan Fest - Fortaleza - Brazil v Croatia - 2014 FIFA World Cup
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FIFA Fan Fest in Belo Horizonte - 2014 FIFA World Cup
Soccer Fans Watch World Cup Opening Match In New York City
FIFA Fan Fest - Fortaleza - Brazil v Croatia - 2014 FIFA World Cup
First Game Of 2014 World Cup Played In Sao Paulo
First Game Of 2014 World Cup Played In Sao Paulo
Brazil v Croatia: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
FIFA Fan Fest in Belo Horizonte - 2014 FIFA World Cup