World Cup

england

My Favourite Day of the Cup So Far

  • 2 Jul, 2014
As the only English person many of my friends and students know over here, I’ve been constantly talking about the English teams performance over the last few weeks…or perhaps I should say our lack of it. “What happened?” and “I am sorry about your team” are things I’ve been hearing A LOT of recently. It… Read More
brazi

What it’s Like to Watch World Cup Games on the Streets of São Paulo

  • 19 Jun, 2014
“There was a lot of controversy about the opening ceremony on social media last night. What did you make of it?” Asked the BBC York presenter interviewing me live on the radio. It was the morning after the first Brazil game, and I’d not really been up very long. If I’m being honest, I was… Read More
britt

A Brazilian Welcome: Being Foreign in São Paulo During The Cup

  • 16 Jun, 2014
Right now there are a whole load of foreigners in São Paulo. Come Thursday there will be even more as English and Uruguayan fans descend onto the city for their second group match. As a Brit, I’m very excited about this game taking place in the city I now call my second home, and also… Read More
Scar Paulo

Brazilians: On my hometown of Scarborough!

  • 8 Jun, 2014
With the first game of the World Cup kicking off in São Paulo in just a few days time, this city will be the first to find itself under the glare of the international spotlight. From what I’ve read online, the media has done a good job of stirring up a curiosity about Brazil for those in the… Read More

Encounter With An Angry Brazilian Football Fan

  • 29 Oct, 2013
On the 16th December 2012 Corinthians beat Chelsea in the Club World Cup Final. It was a great game….or so I was told. You see, with the game kicking off on in Brazil on a Sunday morning at about 7am, there was absolutely no chance I was ever going to get up to watch it!… Read More

Brazil and the World Cup 2010

  • 22 Oct, 2012
With Brazil being a country famous for both its football and its carnival, when I arrived in Sao Paulo a few months before the start of the 2010 World Cup, I was very interested to see how much of this carnival spirit would spill over into the tournament. When the cup started I was working in… Read More
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