It’s ALL about Futebol~ You Can’t Live A Year + in Brasil Without Lovin’ THE GAME!!!!

Life in Brasil is ALL about Futebol!

Brazil loves soccer

You REALLY can not live a year plus a few months in Brasil without lovin’ THE game…or at the very least developing an appreciation for it! And we have…After all, we have learned it is really THE ONLY thing that matters here…at least to MOST of the country!

Flamengo- David's team
Flamengo- David’s team

Santos- my team
Santos- my team
 Palmeiras SP team
Palmeiras SP team
Resende our local team
Resende our local team
Brasil National colors
Brasil National colors

We will still continue to watch our North American football when we can see it ( OK, I am the COWBOYS fan- David is supportive haha) but this year we have really developed a love for soccer, known as futebol!

Brazil soccer And…now that  Brasil’s Neymar is playing for Bracelona, we have added a new team to watch.

This weekend, JUNE 15, the FIFA Confederations Cup Games begin! Six stadiums, in six different cities in Brazil, and 8 amazing teams! It’s REALLY gonna be something to watch. There has been a lot of news coverage this week showcasing all the newly renovated stadiums for this event, and the big events coming to Brazil in the next 2 years. We even met a young guy from France who traveled to Brazil just for the games and will be traveling the country watching matches in the different venues as he does sight seeing in the cities.

We don’t have tickets for these games…our BIG highlight was the FIRST public game in the Maracana, the Brazil and England game, a kickoff to these Confederation games. Friends of ours, expats ( Mexicans and Italians) have tickets for the Italy vs. Mexico game! It’s gonna be a highlight for them for sure!! Like I said, no matter who you are and what country you are from, if you weren’t a futebol fan before coming to Brazil…you WILL be when you leave!

PS. WE may not be going to one of the stadiums, BUT WE will be watching the games and cheering for Brasil. Let the games begin!

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I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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