Before the game a tried to capture the atmosphere around the streets of Kingsland, the suburb of Eden Park.
The variety of costumes worn by the French supporters was amazing.
Lower left. A large number of Argentina supporters!
Napoleon and right hand man at right.
Below. Closer to Eden Park the crowds began to swarm to their seats.
There was plenty of entertainment outside the ground.
Left. A couple on stilts were waltzing. Right-Polynesian group of musicians
Musicains left and more dancers right.
Amazing winged creatures on stilts.