Video by Camila Fernandez/Assistant News Director.
Laila Dkeidek, a junior in hospitality and tourism management, gets her face painted by Lola from Lola’s Face Painting at the World Cup Kickoff at FIU’s BBC campus
Hospitality and tourism management major Eduardo Mederos, junior, shows off the flags painted on his face of the two teams he is rooting for at the World Cup Kick Off.
Students participate in a bracket prediction challenge at the world cup kick off. The students guess which team will which game, up until the final on a sheet of paper. Once the world cup is over, the organizations will contact the winner with a prize.
Sanjay Dhawan, a senior academic advisor in hospitality, wears the Ghana flag. His native country’s team is playing their first game on Monday against the United States.
Gerson Goya, a sophomore in advertising, trades stickers at the World Cup Kick Off event. Along with sticker trading, students enjoyed food, face painting, music and giveaways.
Special guest Jorge Ottati (right), a sports announcer for beIN SPORTS, asks world cup trivia to the students at the world cup kick off. Students who answered correctly received prizes from the different organizations who hosted the events.
A replica of the FIFA world cup trophy was at the kick off event.
George Espinosa, a computer engineering sophomore, uses a vuvuzela as he watches the Brazil-Croatia game at the world cup kick off. The vuvuzela is a South African instrument made popular at the last world cup.
Students, faculty and staff watch the Brazil-Croatia game at the World Cup kick off at the BBC campus. The event was a collaboration between the BBC Futbol Club, the Comics Club, the Wine to Water club, the International Students Club, the Office of International Students & Scholar Services, the Student Government Association and the Recreation Center at BBC.
Students, faculty and staff watch the Brazil-Croatia game at the World Cup kick off. Attendees also enjoyed food, giveaways, and Panini sticker trading.