South Florida celebrates Day 1 of World Cup | Thu., June 12, 2014

  • A Croatian fan waves a flag during the World Cup match against Brazil on Thursday afternoon. Fans came out to Kukaramakara on Brickell to celebrate at a block party and watch the first day of the World Cup match between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Emily Michot / STAFF PHOTO

  • A Brazil fan celebrates as confetti comes down after Brazil scored a goal against Croatia on Thursday afternoon, June 12, 2014. Fans came out to Kukaramakara on Brickell to celebrate at a block party and watch the first day of the World Cup. Emily Michot / STAFF PHOTO

  • Fans came out to Kukaramakara on Brickell to celebrate at a block party and watch Brazil vs. Croatia on the first day of the World Cup. Nicholas Moreno flips upside-down in the air while performing a capoeira move at the block party Thursday, June 12, 2014. Emily Michot / STAFF PHOTO

  • Soccer fans react as Brazil misses a goal attempt during a match against Croatia on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Fans came out to Kukaramakara on Brickell to celebrate at a block party and watch the first day of the World Cup. Emily Michot / STAFF PHOTO

  • Bianca Boscacci, part of the Bud Light crew, blows a vuvuzela horn during a soccer match between Brazil and Croatia at Kukaramakara on Brickell. Fans came out to Kukaramakara on Brickell to celebrate at a block party and watch the first day of the World Cup. Emily Michot / STAFF PHOTO

  • Brazil fan Marsha Keller watches anxiously as Brazil plays Croatia on Thursday afternoon, June 12, 2014. Soccer fans gathered at Kukaramakara on Brickell to celebrate at a block party and watch the first day of the World Cup. Emily Michot / STAFF PHOTO

  • Brazil fans Matheus Santos (top left) and Marsha Keller (center) react as Brazil misses a goal attempt against Croatia during the first half of the game Thursday afternoon, June 12, 2014. Fans came out to Kukaramakara on Brickell to celebrate at a block party and watch the first day of the World Cup. Emily Michot / STAFF PHOTO

  • Brazil fan Marsha Keller celebrates a goal by Brazil against Croatia Thursday afternoon, June 12, 2014. Keller and other soccer fans gathered at Kukaramakara on Brickell to celebrate at a block party and watch the first day of the World Cup. Emily Michot / STAFF PHOTO

  • Marsha Keller jumps for joy and celebrates alongside Carlo Somma and other Brazil soccer fans as Brazil scored their first goal against Croatia on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Fans came out to Kukaramakara on Brickell to celebrate at a block party and watch the first day of the World Cup. Emily Michot / STAFF PHOTO

  • Brazil fans Matheus Santos (center) and Marsha Keller celebrate with the crowd at Kukaramakara on Brickell as Brazil scored their first goal against Croatia on Thursday afternoon, June 12, 2014. Soccer fans came to celebrate at a block party at Kukaramakara and watch the first day of the World Cup. Emily Michot / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Young soccer fan Thomas Martins, 7, reacts while watching Brazil’s match against Croatia in the World Cup at the Coral Gables Museum on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Carl Juste / Staff Photo

  • Joaquin Carvalho, 10, shields himself from the rain with a soccer bean bag. Brazilian soccer fans watched the first game of the World Cup between Brazil and Croatia at the Coral Gables Museum on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Carl Juste / Staff Photo

  • Darrell Roberson, left with blue shirt, looks over to stepdaughters Nina Roberson, 8, and Isabela Roberson, 20, right, as they react to a missed goal. Brazilian soccer fans watched the first game of the World Cup between Brazil and Croatia at the Coral Gables Museum on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Carl Juste / Staff Photo

  • Miami’s Barbara Brandt sambas with a Brazilian Carnival dancer Thursday, June 12, 2014 at SushiSamba before Brazil faced Croatia on the opening day of the World Cup. DAVID J. NEAL / STAFF PHOTO

  • SushiSamba on Lincoln Road reacts to Neymar’s penalty kick giving Brazil a 2-1 second-half lead on the way to a 3-1 win against Croatia Thursday, June 12, 2014. Fans gathered to watch Day 1 of the World Cup from Brazil. DAVID J. NEAL / STAFF PHOTO

  • Dancers and drummers from Brazilian Carnival are shown outside SushiSamba on Lincoln Road in celebration of Brazil’s 3-1 win Thursday, June 12, 2014 on Day 1 of the World Cup from Brazil. DAVID J. NEAL / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Beach’s Cristina Beck, a Brazil native, gets her pregame dance on at Miami Beach’s SushiSamba before Thursday’s World Cup opener between Brazil and Croatia. DAVID J. NEAL / STAFF PHOTO

  • Shocked SushiSamba patrons react to the own-goal that put Croatia up 1-0 on Thursday, June 12, 2014 against Brazil on Day 1 of the World Cup. DAVID J. NEAL / STAFF PHOTO

  • At Miami Beach’s SushiSamba, Erika Regan from Brazil by way of Wellington cheers Brazil’s first goal in Thursday’s World Cup opener against Croatia, June 12, 2014. DAVID J. NEAL / STAFF PHOTO