Latin Americans journey to Brazil World Cup
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Planes, trains and automobiles? That’s not all. With Latin American soccer fans eager to witness the sport’s biggest event in their home hemisphere, travelers are taking to bikes, buses, boats and at least one homebuilt trailer.
Held every four years, the World Cup hasn’t been in the Americas since 1994, when the United States played host. After Brazil, the games go to the other side of the globe, to Russia and then Qatar. For many, this is a once in a lifetime chance to cheer their national teams in person.
Cristian Uribarri and four friends are traveling from Chile in a wood-framed, aluminum-sided trailer he built from scratch.