Police trying to control a rowdy crowd of Argentine soccer fans have used pepper spray to keep them from blocking a main road running in front of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach.
Argentine Fans Out of Control in Copacabana 
06/14/2014
 
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 14:   Argentinean soccer team fans show their support for their tea...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Argentinean soccer team fans show their support for their tea...Getty/Joe Raedle

Police trying to control a rowdy crowd of Argentine soccer fans have used pepper spray to keep them from blocking a main road running in front of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach.


Waving flags and banners on Saturday, more than a thousand Argentine fans dressed in their team's traditional blue are yelling out soccer chants and exclaiming their team's superiority.

"Copacabana belongs to Argentina"
-Roberto pons - argentine fan-

Argentina plays Bosnia-Herzegovina Sunday in Rio's iconic Maracana stadium.


Argentina fan Roberto Pons, sporting long, gray hair that ran down to his speedo swimming trunks, was yelling "Copacabana belongs to Argentina!" 


Other fans were poking fun at any England supporter that happened to wander by.


Argentina is an intense rival on the soccer field and off for both neighboring Brazil and England.

Source: AP Rio de Janeiro
 
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