Brazil's Corinthian fans at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo, is abuzz with Portuguese at the moment as thousands of fans of Brazil's Corinthians football club flock to Japan from Brazil for the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup, taking place here since December 6th and to finish on the 16th.

Brastel, Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo.

The foyer of the Keio Plaza has booths set up to serve Corinthians fans with transport and tourism information and mobile phone related such as handsets and mobile routers supplied by the telecommunications company Brastel.

Portuguese language guide to the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012.

A Portuguese language guide to Tokyo and to the Club World Cup is being handed out free to football fans - complete with a list of football fan "don't dos"!

Proibido nos estadios.

Football fans have come at a time when Shinjuku - at least night-time Shinjuku - is at its prettiest, with the buildings, and even trees, illuminated for the Christmas season.

Christmas lights at Lumine Est, Shinjuku, 2012.

Christmas lights at Odakyu Department Store, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 2010.

FOOTNOTE: The Corinthians later went on to win the championship, beating rivals Chelsea 1-0. Bem feito Corinthians!


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