Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Fact of the Day: Brazil Soccer

The biggest soccer championship in the world is the World Cup where each country sends one team to compete for glory. Brazil has won the most World Cups with five wins, Germany and Italy are behind Brazil with four each. 

16 comments:

  1. Yep they love their soccer in Brazil, but they call it football - or rather "THE WORLD GAME".
    So don't get between a "soccer ball" and a Brazilian or "God" only knows what might happen to you and Christ the Redeemer on the hill overlooking Copocabana won't be of any help.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  2. They are crazy for their soccer over there.

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  3. Brazilians are as crazy about soccer as we are about hockey! Well, not me per se, but most Canucks....:D

    PS OMG! Saw the banner trailers! My fave will always be the House Stark. "The wolves will come again."

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  4. Brazil sure likes its soccer. Personally I have always found it boring as can be.

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  5. it is the most popular sport in Europe and South America. Our young team won the World Cup last year

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    1. Comedian????? Get a better trainer / teacher.
      You are a rather pitiful comedy act at present.
      Or are you just wasting space and time?
      Colin

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  7. I wonder if soccer will ever be as popular in the U.S.A. as it is in the rest of the world.

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    1. I think Stephen it is going to be. Certainly has a huge following here now in Australia over the past 20 years and growing every year. This is because of European immigrants. Now weekly matches have crowds bigger than the other football codes of Rugby League and Union.
      Not everyone is tall enough to be a basketball player.
      The history of the sport here also has an interesting switch. Initially teams had Ethnic names - eg: Croatian Highflyers, Serbian Shockers - funny names
      but ethnic brawls were taking place especially between the Balkan teams - with much flag flying, colours of respective countries - that was stopped due to violent. So names were all changed to Aussie names and flags and origin banners banned. It worked.
      As you can imagine there was no love lost between Serbia and Croatia as an example.
      B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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    2. If soccer is to ever get bigger in the USA, American teams are going to have to do better. America did decent at the last world cup and soon as they lost, nobody cared about the world cup anymore in the news.

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    3. I dunno if you recheck comments Adam but I recall here that some of the bars in the city and especially in the backpacker hotels that the last World Cup for FOOTBALL (soccer)the young ones and not so young were out in force to watch their teams play. The US team did very well and yes it is a trait unfortunately but as soon as your country is knocked out, interest dies.
      I am sure that when Americans see how much money in advertising etc is made from FOOTBALL (soccer) the bandwaggon will be quickly jumped onto.
      That is the US way, isn't it???
      Cheers
      Colin

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  8. Never got into soccer until I went to a match in Paris. Now I'm hooked!

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