By George Utley, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The red carpet was rolled out for hundreds of football fans yesterday, as Rio's Tom Jobim/Galeão (GIG) International Airport played host to a good humored and raucous welcoming party. The reception was organized by the Confraria do Garoto - a traditional Carioca Carnival group - in collaboration with the City Tourist office (Riotur.)
Hundreds of foreign supporters were greeted by a festive atmosphere, as confetti was thrown and a Brazilian fanfare played. "We didn't expect this, thank you Brazil, thank you Rio," said a newly arrived group of Mexican . . .