On song
This spine-tingling, a capella rendition of the Brazilian anthem was one of last night's highlights
Do you think Brazil were fired up last night?

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BRAZIL GOT THE World Cup off to a winning start against Croatia last night, but one of the night’s highlights was this absolutely stunning rendition of the national anthem.

You could tell immediately that the players were even more into this anthem than what we typically see from athletes.

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As is becoming a tradition among Brazilians prior to big matches, the fans sang the entire anthem in unison with the music stopping about halfway through.

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This young fan was the best.

Afterwards, the Brazilian players were clearly pumped up by what just happened.


Here is the full video:

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