Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Why I Root For Brasil

Not only did I live there for a while, but obviously it's where I learned about futbol (and samba... and coffee... and how to party until 6 a.m.). To a Brazilian, a soccer ball is like a disco ball. The closer they get to it, the happier they are, the friendlier they are, and the more likely they are to dance.

But, the reason everybody winds up liking Brasil in the end is for one reason: Style... Samba Futbol. Brasil is to football what Greg Louganis was to diving... what Captain Jack Sparrow was to pirating.

Seriously: Watch this video, and then try to imagine a German footballer doing this... or a Korean. See? It just doesn't work.


Chetumaire said...

That video was about 33% Brazilians, try again. 555 !

Issarat said...

True, Brasil is a good team to root for and their history regarding the World Cup is legendary.

I have 2 long shot bets on this years contest.

1: South Africa-it would be a true magic story if the host country won the whole thing (think Invicitus-great movie).
2. USA- similar reason, they have a longshot chance and nobody is rooting for them.

Jungle Jil said...


I know that a couple of them weren't Brazilians, but I didn't realize that it was as much as two thirds the total. Well, it's certainly "Brazilian style" and when you look at it, you can't help but think of "Samba Futbol".

Anonymous said...

Mostly Argentine and Portuguese players.