Fabianna Silva and Ricardo Silva found themselves in Fort Worth from the most populated Brazilian city, São Paulo, because of a local stock show.

They made sure to tune into a screening of the World Cup Round of 16 match between Brazil and South Korea’s national soccer teams on Dec. 5.

The couple cheered as star player Neymar scored on a penalty kick, but some viewers shook their heads as South Korea found themselves down 4-0 in the first half of the game. Brazil ended up winning 4-1.

For Ricardo, it’s his first time in Fort Worth, but Fabianna has been to the city before. This time, they found themselves at home in Sundance Square.

“My favorite part of the World Cup is when Brazil wins,” Ricardo said.

Sundance Square will screen the remainder of the World Cup tournament as it wraps up the Round of 16 matches on Dec. 9 and heads into the quarterfinals on Dec. 10, said Bryan Eppstein, a spokesperson for Sundance Square.

Editor’s note: Language was changed to reflect the frequency of soccer game screenings.

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...