As temperatures in South Africa began to drop to the 40s, it finally became apparent today that we are in the middle of a winter World Cup.
Brazil’s evening kick-off in Johannesburg was positively chilly, denying television viewers one of the World Cup’s regular highlights: beautiful Brazilian girls wearing very little.
Unfortunately, the cold South African winter has meant Brazil’s fan have had to wrap up warm.
It seems to us that FIFA should take note, and in the future, ensure the World Cup is always hosted in a warm climate.
And should the suits at football’s governing body need further convincing, here’s some of our favorite Brazil fans from World Cup’s past.
This Brazilian fan represents what supporting your country is all about.
A pretty patriot bearing the standard in the sunshine.
This pretty pair celebrates Brazil’s 2002 victory over Costa Rica in sunny South Korea.
It was so hot at the 2002 World Cup that this Brazil fan wondered if her bikini top could cause overheating.
A Japanese fan becomes Brazilian for a day and immediately understands what the world expects from Brazil supporters.
This excited fan made the trip to Germany in 2006 and was rewarded with a hot European summer.
Soccer fans wear jerseys, flags and scarves in support of their team.
But our favorite piece of football clothing has to be the hot pants.
As a rule a World Cup should be held in a country so hot that all a girl needs to keep warm is a wrap-around flag.