Football in Brazil - national passion
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Photo essay on soccer in Brazil, that will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Football is the most popular sport and has a major effect on Brazilian Culture. Brazil is known for playing a very skillful, creative, free-flowing, fast-paced style. Soccer is the favourite pastime of youngsters on the streets and indoors.

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  • Young men play soccer at Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Young men play soccer at Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Acculturated brazilian indian, Yaulapiti indigenous people play soccer and wears Brazil soccer team shirt and watch, Xingu, Amazon rainforest, Brazil. Multi-culturalism, mix of traditional culture ( hairstyle ) and influence of the white culture.Acculturated brazilian indian, Yaulapiti indigenous people play soccer and wears Brazil soccer team shirt and watch, Xingu, Amazon rainforest, Brazil. Multi-culturalism, mix of traditional culture ( hairstyle ) and influence of the white culture.
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      Brazil - 12/08/2009: Acculturated brazilian indian, Yaulapiti indigenous people play soccer and wears Brazil soccer team shirt and watch, Xingu, Amazon rainforest, Brazil. Multi-culturalism, mix of traditional culture ( hairstyle ) and influence of the white culture.
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  • Child plays soccer in a Rio de Janeiro favela, Brazil. Black boy have fun with his ball. Happiness in shantytown. Poverty and gladness. Sugar Loaf mountain in background.Child plays soccer in a Rio de Janeiro favela, Brazil. Black boy have fun with his ball. Happiness in shantytown. Poverty and gladness. Sugar Loaf mountain in background.
  • Soccer fans at former Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Flamengo team supporters. The Estádio do Maracanã (English: Maracanã Stadium,officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, The original capacity was around 200,000 spectators, being the world's largest stadium by capacity, when it was inaugurated. The stadium currently seats 78,838 spectators, making it the largest stadium in Brazil and in South America. For the 2014 World Cup, a major reconstruction project was accomplished. The original seating bowl, with a two-tier configuration, was demolished, giving way to a new one-tier seating bowl. The new seats are colored yellow, blue and white forming along with the green of the match field, the Brazilian national colors. In addition, the grayish tone returns as the main façade color of the stadium. The original stadium's roof in concrete was demolished and substituted with a fiberglass tensioned membrane coated with Teflon. The new roof will cover 95% of the seats inside the stadium, unlike the former design, where protection was given to some seats in the upper ring and also from the seats of the bleachers above the gate access of each sector.Soccer fans at former Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Flamengo team supporters. The Estádio do Maracanã (English: Maracanã Stadium,officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, The original capacity was around 200,000 spectators, being the world's largest stadium by capacity, when it was inaugurated. The stadium currently seats 78,838 spectators, making it the largest stadium in Brazil and in South America. For the 2014 World Cup, a major reconstruction project was accomplished. The original seating bowl, with a two-tier configuration, was demolished, giving way to a new one-tier seating bowl. The new seats are colored yellow, blue and white forming along with the green of the match field, the Brazilian national colors. In addition, the grayish tone returns as the main façade color of the stadium. The original stadium's roof in concrete was demolished and substituted with a fiberglass tensioned membrane coated with Teflon. The new roof will cover 95% of the seats inside the stadium, unlike the former design, where protection was given to some seats in the upper ring and also from the seats of the bleachers above the gate access of each sector.
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      Brazil - : Soccer fans at former Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Flamengo team supporters. The Estádio do Maracanã (English: Maracanã Stadium,officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, The original capacity was around 200,000 spectators, being the world's largest stadium by capacity, when it was inaugurated. The stadium currently seats 78,838 spectators, making it the largest stadium in Brazil and in South America. For the 2014 World Cup, a major reconstruction project was accomplished. The original seating bowl, with a two-tier configuration, was demolished, giving way to a new one-tier seating bowl. The new seats are colored yellow, blue and white forming along with the green of the match field, the Brazilian national colors. In addition, the grayish tone returns as the main façade color of the stadium. The original stadium's roof in concrete was demolished and substituted with a fiberglass tensioned membrane coated with Teflon. The new roof will cover 95% of the seats inside the stadium, unlike the former design, where protection was given to some seats in the upper ring and also from the seats of the bleachers above the gate access of each sector.
      Credit: Ricardo Beliel / BrazilPhotos
  • Soccer fans at Maracanã stadium (Maracana), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Flamengo team supporters. Rooters, rooting, celebration, crowd, cultural traditions, hands up.Soccer fans at Maracanã stadium (Maracana), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Flamengo team supporters. Rooters, rooting, celebration, crowd, cultural traditions, hands up.
  • Daily life at Morro da Providencia, a favela in Rio de Janeiro downtown. Children play soccer.Daily life at Morro da Providencia, a favela in Rio de Janeiro downtown. Children play soccer.
  • Sports. Female beach soccer. Barra da Tijuca beach, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.Sports. Female beach soccer. Barra da Tijuca beach, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.
  • 15 years old Brazilian boys playing soccer at Favela Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.15 years old Brazilian boys playing soccer at Favela Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Children play soccer in slum. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Black boy laughs and have fun with his ball. Happiness.Children play soccer in slum. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Black boy laughs and have fun with his ball. Happiness.
  • Countryside Brazil soccer. In Brazil black boys with remarkable talent for football usually have the nickname of Pelé. Rural area of Maranhao State, Northeast Brazil.Countryside Brazil soccer. In Brazil black boys with remarkable talent for football usually have the nickname of Pelé. Rural area of Maranhao State, Northeast Brazil.
  • Flamego fans watch soccer game on TV in a Favela da Mare alley. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Flamengo is the most popular team in Brazil and one of the most popular teams in the world. Surveys show that there are over 33 million Flamengo supporters across Brazil. As such, Flamengo supporters are known as "Nação Rubro-Negra" (Scarlet-Black Nation), since there are more supporters of Flamengo than the population of many countries. Flamengo supporters are also known for their fanaticism. They hold several records in the Brazilian league like having the best average attendance, or the match with the greatest numbers of attendants between two football clubs.Flamego fans watch soccer game on TV in a Favela da Mare alley. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Flamengo is the most popular team in Brazil and one of the most popular teams in the world. Surveys show that there are over 33 million Flamengo supporters across Brazil. As such, Flamengo supporters are known as "Nação Rubro-Negra" (Scarlet-Black Nation), since there are more supporters of Flamengo than the population of many countries. Flamengo supporters are also known for their fanaticism. They hold several records in the Brazilian league like having the best average attendance, or the match with the greatest numbers of attendants between two football clubs.
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      Brazil - 06/12/2009: Flamego fans watch soccer game on TV in a Favela da Mare alley. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Flamengo is the most popular team in Brazil and one of the most popular teams in the world. Surveys show that there are over 33 million Flamengo supporters across Brazil. As such, Flamengo supporters are known as "Nação Rubro-Negra" (Scarlet-Black Nation), since there are more supporters of Flamengo than the population of many countries. Flamengo supporters are also known for their fanaticism. They hold several records in the Brazilian league like having the best average attendance, or the match with the greatest numbers of attendants between two football clubs.
      Credit: Ratão Diniz / BrazilPhotos
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beach soccer school for children. Soccer balls in the sunset. Sports, children exercixing.Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beach soccer school for children. Soccer balls in the sunset. Sports, children exercixing.
  • Leisure time. Fishermen play soccer in Jericoacoara beach, Ceara State, Brazil. Daily life in a fishing village.Leisure time. Fishermen play soccer in Jericoacoara beach, Ceara State, Brazil. Daily life in a fishing village.
  • 12 years old Brazilian boy plays  soccer in front of Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.12 years old Brazilian boy plays  soccer in front of Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Soccer fans in a rainy night at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 23rd, 2013. Couple in love during a tedious gameSoccer fans in a rainy night at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 23rd, 2013. Couple in love during a tedious game
  • Soccer team praying before important game, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Soccer team praying before important game, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Student goes to rural school in the morning and crosses a soccer field besides a sugarcane plantation near Palmares city in Pernambuco State, Brazil.Student goes to rural school in the morning and crosses a soccer field besides a sugarcane plantation near Palmares city in Pernambuco State, Brazil.
  • Sports. Indigenous people playing soccer. Sugarcane mill. Sugarcane cutters during leisure time. State: Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.Sports. Indigenous people playing soccer. Sugarcane mill. Sugarcane cutters during leisure time. State: Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
  • Young people play soccer at Ipanema beach during sunset. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Young people play soccer at Ipanema beach during sunset. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Beggining of operations of the UPP - Pacifying Police Unit inside Favela do Caju in the harbor area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Policeman belonging to BOPE crosses a soccer field. Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, also translated as Police Pacification Unit, abbreviated UPP, a law enforcement and social services program which aims at reclaiming territories, more commonly favelas, controlled by gangs of drug dealers. Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais (BOPE), Special Police Operations Battalion is a special forces unit of the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Due to the nature of crime in favelas, BOPE units have extensive experience in urban warfare as well as progression in confined and restricted environments. It also utilizes equipment deemed more powerful than traditional civilian law enforcement.Beggining of operations of the UPP - Pacifying Police Unit inside Favela do Caju in the harbor area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Policeman belonging to BOPE crosses a soccer field. Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, also translated as Police Pacification Unit, abbreviated UPP, a law enforcement and social services program which aims at reclaiming territories, more commonly favelas, controlled by gangs of drug dealers. Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais (BOPE), Special Police Operations Battalion is a special forces unit of the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Due to the nature of crime in favelas, BOPE units have extensive experience in urban warfare as well as progression in confined and restricted environments. It also utilizes equipment deemed more powerful than traditional civilian law enforcement.
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      Brazil - 03/03/2013: Beggining of operations of the UPP - Pacifying Police Unit inside Favela do Caju in the harbor area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Policeman belonging to BOPE crosses a soccer field. Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, also translated as Police Pacification Unit, abbreviated UPP, a law enforcement and social services program which aims at reclaiming territories, more commonly favelas, controlled by gangs of drug dealers. Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais (BOPE), Special Police Operations Battalion is a special forces unit of the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Due to the nature of crime in favelas, BOPE units have extensive experience in urban warfare as well as progression in confined and restricted environments. It also utilizes equipment deemed more powerful than traditional civilian law enforcement.
      Credit: Ratão Diniz / BrazilPhotos
  • FIFA go home - Demonstration in Rio de Janeiro against realization of 2014 Soccer Wold Cup in Brazil, June, 30th, 2013 near Maracana stadium during game of the FIFA Confederations Cup.FIFA go home - Demonstration in Rio de Janeiro against realization of 2014 Soccer Wold Cup in Brazil, June, 30th, 2013 near Maracana stadium during game of the FIFA Confederations Cup.
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      Brazil - 30/06/2013: FIFA go home - Demonstration in Rio de Janeiro against realization of 2014 Soccer Wold Cup in Brazil, June, 30th, 2013 near Maracana stadium during game of the FIFA Confederations Cup.
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  • Flamengo fans celebrate victory with fireworks at Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilFlamengo fans celebrate victory with fireworks at Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Soccer players gather in circle on field before game, Tijuca quarter, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Soccer players gather in circle on field before game, Tijuca quarter, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Countryside Brazil soccer. In Brazil black boys with remarkable talent for football usually have the nickname of Pelé. Rural area of Maranhao State, Northeast Brazil. Penalty shoot-out, kick from the penalty markCountryside Brazil soccer. In Brazil black boys with remarkable talent for football usually have the nickname of Pelé. Rural area of Maranhao State, Northeast Brazil. Penalty shoot-out, kick from the penalty mark
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      Brazil - 13/10/2009: Countryside Brazil soccer. In Brazil black boys with remarkable talent for football usually have the nickname of Pelé. Rural area of Maranhao State, Northeast Brazil. Penalty shoot-out, kick from the penalty mark
      Credit: Ricardo Funari / BrazilPhotos
  • Nigh view from top of Favela do Cantagalo, between Copacabana and Ipanema quarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Soccer field on slope. Morro Dois Irmaos and Favela do Vidigal in background. Since 2009 Favela do Cantagalo has a Pacifying Police Unit ( Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, also translated as Police Pacification Unit ), abbreviated UPP, a law enforcement and social services program which aims at reclaiming territories, more commonly favelas, controlled by gangs of drug dealers.Nigh view from top of Favela do Cantagalo, between Copacabana and Ipanema quarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Soccer field on slope. Morro Dois Irmaos and Favela do Vidigal in background. Since 2009 Favela do Cantagalo has a Pacifying Police Unit ( Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, also translated as Police Pacification Unit ), abbreviated UPP, a law enforcement and social services program which aims at reclaiming territories, more commonly favelas, controlled by gangs of drug dealers.
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      Brazil - 05/07/2010: Nigh view from top of Favela do Cantagalo, between Copacabana and Ipanema quarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Soccer field on slope. Morro Dois Irmaos and Favela do Vidigal in background. Since 2009 Favela do Cantagalo has a Pacifying Police Unit ( Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, also translated as Police Pacification Unit ), abbreviated UPP, a law enforcement and social services program which aims at reclaiming territories, more commonly favelas, controlled by gangs of drug dealers.
      Credit: Ratão Diniz / BrazilPhotos
  • 2010 World Cup street decoration in Favela do Jacarezinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Man painting alley walls with Brazil colors. Reflection of Brazil flag on floor in foreground. Since January 2013 Favela do Jacarezinho has a Pacifying Police Unit ( Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, also translated as Police Pacification Unit ), abbreviated UPP, a law enforcement and social services program which aims at reclaiming territories, more commonly favelas, controlled by gangs of drug dealers.2010 World Cup street decoration in Favela do Jacarezinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Man painting alley walls with Brazil colors. Reflection of Brazil flag on floor in foreground. Since January 2013 Favela do Jacarezinho has a Pacifying Police Unit ( Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, also translated as Police Pacification Unit ), abbreviated UPP, a law enforcement and social services program which aims at reclaiming territories, more commonly favelas, controlled by gangs of drug dealers.
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      Brazil - 14/06/2010: 2010 World Cup street decoration in Favela do Jacarezinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Man painting alley walls with Brazil colors. Reflection of Brazil flag on floor in foreground. Since January 2013 Favela do Jacarezinho has a Pacifying Police Unit ( Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, also translated as Police Pacification Unit ), abbreviated UPP, a law enforcement and social services program which aims at reclaiming territories, more commonly favelas, controlled by gangs of drug dealers.
      Credit: Leo Lima / BrazilPhotos
  • Soccer fan at Maracanã stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fluminense team supporter. Rice powder is the team symbol.Soccer fan at Maracanã stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fluminense team supporter. Rice powder is the team symbol.
  • Ceara State coastline, Fisherman. Northeast Brazil.Ceara State coastline, Fisherman. Northeast Brazil.
  • Black boys play soccer at São Raimundo Quilombo in Alcântara, Maranhão, Northeast Brazil. A quilombo is a Brazilian hinterland settlement founded by people of African origin. Most of the inhabitants of quilombos were escaped former slaves and, in some cases, a minority of marginalised non-slave Brazilians that faced oppression during colonization.Black boys play soccer at São Raimundo Quilombo in Alcântara, Maranhão, Northeast Brazil. A quilombo is a Brazilian hinterland settlement founded by people of African origin. Most of the inhabitants of quilombos were escaped former slaves and, in some cases, a minority of marginalised non-slave Brazilians that faced oppression during colonization.
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      Brazil - 11/10/2009: Black boys play soccer at São Raimundo Quilombo in Alcântara, Maranhão, Northeast Brazil. A quilombo is a Brazilian hinterland settlement founded by people of African origin. Most of the inhabitants of quilombos were escaped former slaves and, in some cases, a minority of marginalised non-slave Brazilians that faced oppression during colonization.
      Credit: Ricardo Funari / BrazilPhotos
  • Urban violence: Army x Drug traffic. Children play soccer in the street and Army soldiers watch the entrance of a Rio de Janeiro favela ( shantytown ), Brazil.Urban violence: Army x Drug traffic. Children play soccer in the street and Army soldiers watch the entrance of a Rio de Janeiro favela ( shantytown ), Brazil.
  • Barefoot boys play soccer in the street, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Barefoot boys play soccer in the street, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Children play soccer at Favela da Mare in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Street decoration for the 2010 World Cup.Children play soccer at Favela da Mare in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Street decoration for the 2010 World Cup.
  • Soccer in Brazil, Poor dark-skinned shoeless boy plays soccer in Favela Fazendinha, a slum belonging to Complexo do Alemao, a group of favelas in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Soccer in Brazil, Poor dark-skinned shoeless boy plays soccer in Favela Fazendinha, a slum belonging to Complexo do Alemao, a group of favelas in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Flamengo soccer team fans at Maracanã stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Flamengo is the most popular team in Brazil and one of the most popular teams in the world. Surveys show that there are over 33 million Flamengo supporters across Brazil. As such, Flamengo supporters are known as "Nação Rubro-Negra" (Scarlet-Black Nation), since there are more supporters of Flamengo than the population of many countries. Flamengo supporters are also known for their fanaticism. They hold several records in the Brazilian league like having the best average attendance, or the match with the greatest numbers of attendants between two football clubs.Flamengo soccer team fans at Maracanã stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Flamengo is the most popular team in Brazil and one of the most popular teams in the world. Surveys show that there are over 33 million Flamengo supporters across Brazil. As such, Flamengo supporters are known as "Nação Rubro-Negra" (Scarlet-Black Nation), since there are more supporters of Flamengo than the population of many countries. Flamengo supporters are also known for their fanaticism. They hold several records in the Brazilian league like having the best average attendance, or the match with the greatest numbers of attendants between two football clubs.
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      23/04/2008: Flamengo soccer team fans at Maracanã stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Flamengo is the most popular team in Brazil and one of the most popular teams in the world. Surveys show that there are over 33 million Flamengo supporters across Brazil. As such, Flamengo supporters are known as "Nação Rubro-Negra" (Scarlet-Black Nation), since there are more supporters of Flamengo than the population of many countries. Flamengo supporters are also known for their fanaticism. They hold several records in the Brazilian league like having the best average attendance, or the match with the greatest numbers of attendants between two football clubs.
      Credit: Flavio Veloso / BrazilPhotos

 

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