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He's on to a winner! Gerard Butler is all smiles as he watches Argentina beat Holland at the Brazil World Cup semi-final
By Ryan Smith
It seems that Gerard Butler is quite the fan of South American football teams.
A night after donning Brazil team colours - only to watch his favourites get trounced by Germany 7-1 - the actor was all smiles again as he observed Argentina rise to victory over the Netherlands.
On Wednesday, the Scottish actor opted out of watching the Argentina game from the Sao Paolo stadium, choosing instead to take in the view from a box at Rio de Janeiro's FIFA Fan Fest with some of his friends.
Good times: Gerard Butler is joined by pals at Rio de Janeiro's FIFA Fan Fest, as he watches Argentina beat Holland during the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday
And during a game which saw Argentina qualify for the World Cup final after a tense penalty shoot-out, Gerard, 44, was in high spirits, laughing and chatting with pals throughout.
For his sporting excursion, the muscular screen hunk opted for a sleeveless grey hoodie, which he teamed with khaki combat shorts and a plan navy blue cap.
Ever prepared for a need to protect his eyes, the actor kept a pair of blue tinted sunglasses tucked into his top.
Focus: The actor was fixated during some of the match's more intense moments
Near-miss? Gerard appears to find things a little too much to bear at one point
Pals: The heart-throb was joined by friends as he watched the match from a box
Look at those guns: Gerard showed off his muscular physique in a sleeveless hoodie
As the match progressed, Gerard was seen taking snapshots of the action with his phone.
Gerard, who split from on-off girlfriend Madalina Ghenea earlier this year, sparked speculation he was off the market, after photographs emerged of him out and about with a lady.
The Hollywood actor was spotted checking out the rides at Disneyland in California with a female companion, thought to be TV producer Carmella Casinelli, in June.
After the storm: On Tuesday, Gerard was seen in Brazil team colours, as he watched them lose 7-1 to Germany
The spectator: Gerard has a rare serious moment during the game, which was won by Argentina on penalties
Action: Gerard looks a little more calm as the pace of the game slows down
In the newly-released snapshots, the heart-throb cosies up to the leggy lady, who sports a pair of Minnie Mouse ears.
They then reportedly stayed at a nearby hotel.
However, it seems that the star is still very much on the market.
A source close to the actor told MailOnline the couple were longtime friends - and denied a romance.
Pearly whites: Gerard flashes his trademark smile as he takes in all of the action
All rise: Wednesday night's result means that Argentina will face off against Germany in the final
Meanwhile... Gerard was spotted enjoying what looked like a date at Disneyland in California last month