June 15, 2014

Uruguay vs. Costa Rica: Disappointed fans and one happy sketcher

FIFA World Cup started a few days ago, and all boys of my family are talking and thinking only about the games. Every evening we have a gathering in our house, accompanied by happy or angry noises, depends on results of the game ;)
Last night I'd joined to my husband (who was born in Uruguay) and my son -  when they went to cheer up the Uruguay team in local pizzeria called Celeste (Blue, like the Uruguayan flag). 
It was so fun to watch from a side at this small, but united community! The match started by singing the national anthem together with the team players, and all the fans continued to be very enthusiastic and exited. The first half's result was 1:0 to Uruguay.
at the beginning of the match
during the break 
 But the wind has changed in the second half - Costa Rica made its first goal.
the second half had started
I was watching how the mood of the fans was changing, even if they continued to cheer up their team. Here is the final sketch I did at the end of the match - you can see their sad and disappointed faces. The final result was 1:3 to Costa Rica :(
the bitter end
It isn't so nice to admit, but I think I was the only happy person at the end of the game - I had a lot of fun sketching all this action!
See you at the next football match!


Les B said...

Fun sketches! I like your sports attitude too. I find that NOT having much skin-in-the-game makes for a more fun experience.

Róisín Curé said...

What wonderful sketches, and you have captured perfectly the sad faces, and the excitement before the match...and how lovely to be able to draw with their attention elsewhere!

kumi matsukawa said...

Terrific reportage of the moments! Great depiction of the drama.

AVBK said...

Lovely work, Marina -nuanced observation. Your usual great skills. I am in front of the tv at the moment watching all the world cup matches. One question - how do you pronounce Uruguay? Foreigners seem to pronounce the 'g' in the middle but Uruguayians seem to say Uruwuay without the 'g'?

Marina Grechanik said...

thank you all, happy you like it!

@AVBK, Uruguayans do pronounce the 'g' :)