soccer was born in the late 1800's. However, its explosion and supremacy
began at the end of the 1950's. It was a time of intense romanticism.
Soccer was mixed with samba, Carnival and to the innate joy of the
Brazilian people that makes the football played in
one of a kind.
on, it became a national fever, practiced with pleasure, passion and art
by millions of boys from 5 to 60 years-old. It became one of the best
examples of the Brazilian spirit:
(1) ginga, joy, dance, improvisation and
Brazil, soccer is played on the streets, beaches, squares, homes, courts,
fields and, of course, the stadiums.
began to produce generation after generation of extraordinarily talented
players that came from all corners of the country. In the 1950's and 1960's
there were Vava, Nilton Santos, Zito, Didi and the “King” Pele.
this date, no other country has been able to create so many players of
such a high quality year after year, in a never ending cycle. With such a
vast crop of talent to choose from, Brazil's soccer teams have been able
to dominate the world of soccer.
cannot catch up. This is one of the reasons we see so many brilliant young
players scattered around the globe spreading the joyful magic of Brazilian
soccer, while playing in other countries. This means they are now playing
for their longtime rivals.
in Sweden, team Brazil won its first World Championship. Four years later
came the second title, in Chile. And in 1970, in Mexico, Brazil became the
first nation to conquer the world title three times.
then we brought home the coveted Jules Rimet trophy forever. The emotion,
the joy and the pride cannot be described, only experienced. Brazilian
football was crowned “king”.
titles came: in 1994, in the USA and in 2002, in the Korea/Japan
championship. Five titles in the most celebrated and popular sport in the
world places Brazil soccer in a unique position, with an edge difficult to
country has achieved this mark and no one will so soon, at least, until
2012. There is only one four-time champion - Italy, and one triple title holder
- Germany. Italy
will need another championship in order to equal Brazil and Germany needs
two. Well, that could
take some time.
Brazilian Soccer Show
be a shame to visit the land of soccer and miss the opportunity of seeing
a live soccer game in a place where it is played as an art form. So,
include a soccer match in your
travel itinerary. It is a not to miss chance of seeing the masters of the
game both young and old.
while, you will be surrounded by loyal and enthusiastic fans as you eat
your frozen fudge bar, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, fries and drink a
coke. Or if you enjoy cerveja (beer), of course there will always be a
vendor close by ready to sell you a fresh ice cold cerveja, in a paper cup
all, being in the crowd you become a part of the show yourself.
Ginga - is a Brazilian thing. It
is the sway a player has in his feet and legs. It is a powerful way to
lure the adversary and make a beautiful play. That's what Brazilian soccer
is all about: sway and beautiful plays.
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how it all began.
Cup Brazil 2014
Cup in Germany 2006