Valentine's in Brazil comes early because of WCup

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 10, 2014 at 5:40 pm •  Published: June 10, 2014

Retailers are selling it like the best of both worlds: Couples can celebrate their romance without anyone having to miss out on soccer's biggest event.

Wellington Castro, a 33-year-old information system technician, was buying chocolates Tuesday for his wife. Intimacy will be impossible when Brazil meets Croatia, he said, so the couple plans to go out for dinner a day before the opening match.

Thursday "is game day and only that," he said. "We prefer not to mix both. The day of the game is just a mess. We have the whole family over."

But Marco Luque, a popular comedian, said couples shouldn't move their plans. In a Facebook post, he said having the two events on June 12 will make it a historic day.

"It will be the first Valentine's Day men will get their way: soccer, barbeque, beer and your lady rooting for the team happily by your side," he wrote. "Enjoy it because it will never happen again."


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