After superstar Joel Campbell's goal to tie the score between Costa Rica and Uruguay, Costa Rica's Oscar Duarte pushed the Ticos into the lead with a header into the net. Here is the reaction of La Sele fans at Bar Henry's in the Los Yoses neighborhood in San José.
Hundreds of Ticos gathered in downtown San José’s Plaza de la Democracia to watch the game on a large LED screen. Once Costa Rica emerged victorious over Uruguay -- a stunning, 3-1, win over one of the top-ranked team's in the world -- the crowd exploded with joy.
Clad in orange and beaming with joy, a crowd of Oranje fans poured out of Jazz Café Escazú to celebrate in the street. They had every reason to party: Against all expectations, the Netherlands national football team trounced Spain 5-1, paving the way for future victory.
The Center for Brazilian Studies in Santa Ana held a joyous watch party for the World Cup opener Thursday afternoon. Back in the homeland, the favored Brazilians kicked off the tournament with a 3-1 victory over Croatia in São Paulo.