Tuesday, July 27

Copa América: the Asian country where the passion for Brazil and Argentina is such that it causes riots

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Brazil and Argentina supporters in 2018 in Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh lives with passion the historic rivalry between Brazil and Argentina.

More than 15,000 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, where Brazil and Argentina play the final of the Copa América this Saturday, the passion for the two giants of South American football often reaches excessive limits.

In a rural area of ​​Bangladesh, in Southeast Asia, the police have had to ban crowds for the final after riots and clashes between fans.

The rivalry between the followers of the green love and the albiceleste comes from afar in the South Asian country.

And this Wednesday, after certifying the passage to the final of both teams, the disputes convulsed.


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