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Marta, a Brazilian soccer star Posted by on Jun 22, 2019

marta playing

Ei você! Hey there! Needless to say that futebol (soccer) is one the most popular sports in the world. It gets bigger every year and spreads across many countries, conquering new hearts. Even though it was invented in England, Brazil is the birthplace of a number of famous jogadores (players), and the title país do…

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Soccer vocab in Portuguese – Part II Posted by on Jun 21, 2018

Vocabulário de futebol em português – Parte II Oi, pessoal! Hi, everyone! Have you been keeping up with the World Cup lately? Are you into futebol (soccer)? Either way, this week we have been covering some soccer vocab to get you guys prepared for the games. Bola pra frente? This is our previous post, in…

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Soccer vocab in Portuguese Posted by on Jun 18, 2018

Vocabulário de futebol em português Olá, meu povo! Hello, my people! Como estão? How are you? Brazil is known by many as país do futebol (country of soccer), but since last Tuesday the whole world is now tuning in to keep up with the 2018 copa do mundo (world cup) in Russia! How about you?…

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Women and Soccer in Brazil Posted by on Dec 6, 2012

If you know anything about Brazil, you know that it’s a soccer-crazy nation. But what you may not know is that even though soccer is the national sport, there are very few opportunities for women and girls–even for kids just wanting to play on a team. There are, of course, outstanding players, like Marta. But…

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Copa América Posted by on Jun 28, 2011

The Copa América tournament, or America Cup, is a major soccer championship held in South America every two to four years with twelve teams from Latin America and sometimes from North America or Asia (Japan, the US, and Canada have participated). The first edition was held in 1916 in Argentina, with games played between Argentina…

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Brazil World Cup Cities Posted by on Apr 19, 2011

Recently, the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism released a bunch of short videos about the World Cup host cities in 2014. They’re available in English, but we’re going to watch them in Portuguese, of course. They’re a short little overview of what each city has to offer visitors, so you can see scenes from around Brazil…

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Ronaldo Retires Posted by on Feb 17, 2011

As many of you may have heard, one of Brazil’s biggest soccer stars, Ronaldo, announced this week that he is retiring. In Portuguese, the verb to retire is aposentar-se, and the noun for retirement is aposentadoria. The Carioca footballer had most recently been playing for Corinthians, in São Paulo, after playing for five major clubs…

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