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Brazil Football  March 20, 2019 – 02:23 am

Football is the most popular sport in the country, and is well respected and loved by the locals. In fact, some employees are even given time off to watch important World Cup™ matches when Brazil is playing.

Image of the Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho or Estádio do Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho or Estádio do Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

The national team has been nicknamed Canarinho and Verde-Amarela, in reference to the green and yellow colour scheme of the team. The Brazilian Football Confederation manages and administers the team. Football did not originate in Brazil, though, and was only introduced to the local people by a Scotsman who was living in Brazil in the late 1800’s. Players from England later brought equipment, skills and experience with them, creating a stronger and stronger football culture over the years.

In terms of the style of football for which it is known, Brazil is particularly agile and choreographed, playing a beautiful game that is rewarding and entertaining to watch. Brazilian players are especially creative with the way that they move, interact and handle the ball.

Source: www.brazil.org.za

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