More than 7,500 soccer fans showed up before dawn at Avaya Stadium in San Jose to watch Mexico take on Brazil in the World Cup.
Admission to sit on the grass and watch the game on the stadium's big screen was free. There were supporters of both teams but the Mexico fans were especially passionate -- they haven't seen their team get through the World Cup Round of 16 since 1986.
Jesus Rios was hoping for a win as something positive after a tumultuous national election in Mexico and continuing negative tension in the U.S.
"It would mean a lot, honestly, with everything that's been happening in the country, here and around the world," he said. "It would be a great victory in the sense of pride and just overall joy."
But Mexico came up short, losing to Brazil 2-0.