September 30th, 2016

Trip of a lifetime for Sky Blues fans

Updated: 4:53 pm, May 07, 2015

WHILE most of us have enjoyed this year’s World Cup from the comfort of our own home, several residents and Sky Blues fans made the long trip over to Brazil for one of the biggest sporting events on the planet.

England may have left the party early after failing to progress out of the group stage of the competition for the first time since 1958, but that didn’t stop an army of fans enjoying the trip of a lifetime at what many are describing as the best World Cup ever.

And as this year’s competition draws to a close this Sunday, the Observer has collected the best images of fans and people from the city who enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.

@SkyBlueGurnie parties with the locals. (s)

England superfan Brian Wright pictured inside the Arena de Sao Paulo ahead of the England v Uruguay match. (s)

The Keep Cov in Cov campaign reaches a global audience. (s)

Sky Blues fans Nick Glassborow and Dave O’Connor enjoyed their trip over to Brazil with their partners Linda and Moira. (s)

Sky Blues fan @SkyBlueGurnie tried to take a picture with every nationality at the World Cup. (s)

Two lucky Sky Blues fan share a drink with Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara at a fan park. (s)