In a festive atmosphere, children and adults sang along and they even teased Mexico fans, sitting nearby, chanting some traditional ‘mariachi’ songs with lyrics favouring Brazil.
It didn’t take long before Mexican fans reacted, with one fan shouting “Mexico are getting their first star (…) Brazil is leaving today”.
But Mexico, who finished second in their group, will surely put up a good fight.
Whereas seven of the teams in the knockout stages of the tournament have failed to record a single victory over Brazil since 2000, Mexico have won six of their 14 match-ups with Brazil in the same time period.
Playing the traditional folk song ‘La cucaracha’ and driving along the sea promenade, they now hope Mexico beats Brazil so they can throw a big ‘mariachi’ party, but they admit they will probably have a party anyway.