– Relive the match with the gathered from Freudville and Yverdon
For this World Cup Round of 16 poster, “24 hours” is at the same time as Natty’s supporters in a shoe shop in Froideville and with Portuguese fans in a pub in Yverdon.
A group of worshipers return to the Flash Bar after making the ‘Ring of Honor’ by car from Yverdon Station. That’s barely a kilometer, but it took…nearly an hour to make the round trip. “The whole road is blocked, there are people everywhere, fireworks, it’s crazy!” Pictures reminiscent of a certain evening in July 2016, when Portugal were crowned champions of Europe… tnw
Surprisingly, the bar empties as quickly as in Froideville. If the Portuguese fans don’t slow down, it’s because you gotta hurry to sound the horn in town. “There will be a lot of people! We will all go there, ”the young Portuguese rejoiced.
Chief Antonio stays behind to clean up his tavern. Except the regret of the evening: “The lack of adversity. I love when both teams put themselves in danger. This may be the case with Morocco.
Antonio is always up to date with Portuguese football. On Saturday, Flash Bar will reopen its doors to Seleção supporters. Finally…if the traffic is unblocked by then. He warns of his experience, saying, “With this victory there will be chaos on the road, and you will no longer wander on the main street.” From far away, we can already hear the trumpets through the night. It’s party time in Yverdon. Congratulations to Portugal and thanks for following us! tnw
Perhaps this image sums up the plight of the fans of the Swiss football team this evening… The anarchy of this fan, at La Ferme 1806 in Blonay, above Vevey, which still seems to ring before the screen after the humiliation Nati suffered in the Round of 16 against Portugal. Republic of the Marshall Islands
The referee blows the whistle at the end of the match, but the congratulations start on the flash tape. “A reference match, very clearly. Now everyone dreams of a final between Argentina and Portugal to see the confrontation between Messi and Ronaldo,” said one fan, still elated by his team’s phenomenal performance.
For bisexuals, joy and compassion collide. Some are almost embarrassed by such a demonstration. “Obviously we are very happy for Portugal, but at the same time sorry that this collective chemistry went down against Switzerland…” Next victim, Morocco? “We’ll see, it’s all in its time,” he exasperates the supporters by bringing the beer back to the pub. tnw
The nightmare is over. Three young friends put on their jackets and prepare to leave the Froideville car body, which is already empty. “Well, we’re a little shocked though: we weren’t there. But hey, that way we’ll be good at work tomorrow…we’ll finally be able to start interrupting these matches!”
However, this will not make the youth team happy, who will continue to broadcast all matches up to the final in this special mechanical atmosphere. Thanks for following us, congratulations to Portugal and… see you in Yverdon for those who want to prolong an evening! SMR
Although many chatter was fired at the Portuguese superstar, his entry on the field won him plaudits at the Flash Bar. Three minutes after arriving, CR7 set their goal…but fans barely have time to warm up their vocal cords when their star is flagged offside. “Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal is all we need to make this a great evening!” hopes a longtime fan. tnw
The result is no longer in doubt. As empty beers pile up on the tables, young fans lose interest in the game and start playing in the arcade.
Anyway, I know Portugal will win. More need to look, and he shoots a little face. A confidence shared between him and his playmate. “I thought we were going to win 2-1, but now it’s really starting to go downhill!” tnw
A young blonde woman sits on a bar stool, beer in hand, and proceeds with the meeting without showing much emotion. “How’s it going? Do you seem to be coping well with this situation?” Oh yeah. I don’t care, I’m French, she laughs. I wore a Swiss jersey in solidarity, but for me, the tension will be on Saturday night with the quarter-final against England! And to throw a spade: “Tonight, they don’t have the same shirt, and they don’t have the same passion either!” SMR
Manuel Akanji won’t be bringing back the suspense for long. Young Ramos came to the heart of Switzerland’s hopes. Taking pity on the Swiss, Flash begins giving them a heart. “Go Shakiri! Go Xhaka! Don’t let go,” he encouraged the Portuguese fans to see with their heads bowed. tnw
The flash bar can’t keep track of targets anymore… It’s hardly time to celebrate the third success the fourth is in full swing. Compliments rain down as hard as goals. “We’ve never seen that! A mass festival! It’s the most beautiful World Cup match in Portugal’s history,” a fan shouted from the back of the hall. tnw
Released, delivered… Well, there are still three goals to catch… SMR
Philip has just returned from Qatar. He witnessed 9 matches there, including Serbia – Switzerland and Portugal – South Korea. “After the meetings in Yverdon it’s not quite the same but cheaper,” he laughs, taking a sip of his beer.
“I went there mainly for Portugal’s matches, and for them I always wavered. But I was born in Switzerland, so I still want to cheer for Nati, ”he explains, waving his mini World Cup. “It’s a lucky charm that a friend gave me before I made my trip to Qatar. It followed me everywhere. Maybe it will turn into a real trophy for Portugal.” In light of what the Lusitanians have shown tonight, the dream is permissible.
4-0. For atmosphere, you prefer Yverdon to Froideville… SMR
To satisfy a normal need, go buy a cigarette or get a fresh beer, everyone gets up in the lounge at the Froideville body shop. The mood is not festive.
“It’s killing me, it’s not a match, a frustrated fan judges. Maybe it’s a strategic problem, I don’t know what’s up with Yakin. But anyway, there’s no daring. Maybe we should bring the Serbs back!”
Leaning on a bar counter, another also expressed his disappointment: “We’ve been getting used to it lately. There, it’s going to be complicated! But don’t despair, they have already shown us against France that miracles are possible! SMR
Some fans come to de-stress at table football at halftime. The score is even tighter than on TV… “Honestly, I didn’t think the score would be so fast for Portugal,” admitted one fan, almost embarrassed by this success. “But nothing has been done yet! In 45 minutes everything can change, ”corrects his neighbor.
“Maybe Murat Yakin has organized himself regarding the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo, refereeing regularly in the Flash Bar. His absence may have upset the strategy of the Swiss. All the better for us!”
The team 2-0 sealed the air in Grosse de Vaud. But we still want to believe it. We take our heads in our hands when the Swiss miss an opportunity, but we keep going, “Go, go!” applause. SMR
The flash bar is cheering up again! With a powerful header, veteran Pepe comes to punish the Swiss defense from a corner kick. “It’s a great symbol! The first goal is scored by the youngest player in the unit (21 years old), and the second by the oldest (39 years old). Our team is multi-generational, ”review the fans in the first row.
When the Portuguese team doubles down on attacks, the seats always become more optional for the fans. Some don’t even bother to sit down. tnw
1-0 to Portugal. Disappointed in Freudville, but don’t despair. “Too bad, but a nice goal in real life. Worse anyway, I said we would win 2-1 on penalties!” A fair play fan laughs, taking a piece of ham from his plate. One or two signs of spite and annoyance appear in the room, followed by the first applause. SMR
A cannonball into the skylight by Goncalo Ramos makes the flash bar scream. Adults applaud, and children dance between tables. Everyone on the team is relieved to see the Seleção take advantage of this early in the game. “Do you see, we really need Ronaldo?” , a fan gets stung in the middle of a hug with his friend. tnw
Right now, the three waitresses act almost like guys to serve traditional Sagres and Superbock to the 60 fans who made the trip. It’s just time to reveal a little Portuguese secret: “You drink Sagres, you’re for Benfica. You drink Superbock, you’re for Sporting. But on national team evenings, everything is mixed”, coach Lourdes revealed as he watched the monitor. tnw