Danielle Villasana | Photojournalist

¡Futbol!

Today while walking along the city streets of Buenos Aires, I happened to stumble upon University of Chile soccer fans rallying in the Plaza República. As the crowd of students and fans grew and grew, I realized that this was something bigger than it seemed. After about a two hours of dancing, music-making, and cheering in the square, they took to the streets with Federal Police officers at their side. Oh yeah, the U of Chile fans were there to support their team in the first semifinal soccer match of the Copa Libertadores de América (which was explained to me as basically the World Cup for Latin America) against Argentina’s team, the Boca Juniors. It was really awesome photographing their march through Buenos Aires–unfortunately, my Chilean friends are probably not too happy right now…their team lost: the final score was 2-0. I can still hear singing and cheering in the streets…

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