Brazilian side São Paulo’s Lucas Pratto would look more at home on a rugby pitch than a football field but on a journey that’s taken him from South America to Italy and back again, he’s developed some odd superstitions, writes Brazilian journalist Bruno Rodrigues.
Photographer Marcos Muniz documents the Refugees World Cup (or Cup Integration of Refugees), a football championship for displaced communities held in São Paulo, Brazil with representatives from countries around the globe.
It was a 1910 tour to Brazil by English side Corinthian FC which inspired the creation of Sao Paulo giants Corinthians, by enthusiastic locals. 105 years later, the English outfit’s modern-day descendants Corinthian-Casuals returned to South America to commemorate that first game in front of 26,000 fans
The twelve posters of the World Cup 2014 host cities in Brazil.
Protests have returned to the streets of Brazil with groups claiming the marches as the first action in 2014 of a movement called “Operation Stop the World Cup.”
He looks like Neymar, he moves like Neymar, and he scores like Neymar. Santos’ new teenage striker Neilton has inherited the number 11 jersey and already has three goals in nine games including a stunning strike last weekend against Portuguesa which has Spurs on alert.
What happens when the Samba School associated with your football club doesn’t score so well in the annual Sao Paulo Carnival? Well, you scale the barrier, tear up the results, and set fire to parade floats as pandemonium breaks loose in Brazil.