Football is the most popular sport in Brazil and it is played in every corner all around the country, therefore many Brazilians refer to their country as “o pais do futebol” (“the football country”). Football in Rio
has a major impact on the society because people from all social classes enjoy practicing it; all they need is a large free plain area and a round object. Many famous Brazilian football players started their career practicing during their childhood on the streets of their neighborhood. If you travel to Rio
, you will feel this passion.
Brazil is worldwide recognized as the best football team in the world because it has won many awards including 5 FIFA World Cups and it is the only team which never missed a World Cup participation. After winning the third World Cup, Brazil kept the trophy permanently. The Brazilian National Team is extremely popular in every country where football is appreciated.
Some of the best contemporary Brazilian talents include Romário, Rivaldo, Robinho, Kaká, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo. Many world renowned football players are considered super-stars and sign millionaire sport and advertisement contracts every year.
In Brazil each State Championship is considered a very important competition. Football in Rio is played with intensity and passion. Fans assist every weekend to support their teams, exposing a colorful spectacle with flags, painted faces and emotional songs. The most important teams in Rio de Janeiro are Flamengo, Fulminense, Vasco da Gama and Botafogo. Flamengo is known as the most popular team all around the country and Fulminense is the eternal rival. Vasco da Gama is very popular among the Portuguese community and Botafogo is popular although it lived its golden age in the 1960s.
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