For them, the task ahead was a taunting one, to face off a global powerhouse with 5 World Cup titles under their belt. Still, the squad from Ivory Coast lived up to their nom de guerre, The Elephants, yesterday against Brazil. At 79 minute marker into the match, Ivory Coast (aka CÃ´te d’Ivoire)’s captain Didier Drogba scored against Brazilian goal keeper Julio Cesar , despite a broken arm,. In that instant, became the first African nation in World Cup history to score against Brazil. A fact not lost on the majority of Brazilian supporters at Nike Sportswear 21 Mercer as the boutique host a viewing party yesterday afternoon.
Despite a tad incensed by controversial injection of Brazilian wunderkind Kaka at 88-minute mark, the crowd of 40+ mingled among the multiple LCD screens, new Nike Sportswear items, free beer and snacks. In addition, the day marked the launch of Nike Sportswear x SPETO Collaboration T-Shirts a series of graphic tees based on Brazilian artist SPETO‘s Brasil Pitch Black Installation at 21 Mercer. Supplies are limited and exclusively available at the store.