Lights Up for the World Cup
on 12 July 2014
The iconic Christ the Redeemer statue—the second largest of its kind—looms over the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a symbol of the region's religious beliefs, but on the day before the World Cup final, it will be representing which team has more vocal fans on Twitter—Argentina or Germany. By tweeting the hashtag #ArmsWideOpen followed by either #ARG or #GER, users can cast votes to see which team's colors will illuminate the statue from 7-9PM local time today, Saturday 12 July 2014. Unfortunately for the host country, there won't be any more yellow and green lights cast on the statue, as it had done every time the Brazilian team played.