Tag : Soccer

2014 FIFA World Cup Mural. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Wall graffiti and murals in Brazil became legalized in 2009, when the Brazilian government passed the law, which decriminalizes street art. In an amendment to a federal law that punishes the defacing of urban buildings or monuments, street art was made legal if done with the consent of the owners. Since then, many property owners commissioned artists to produce graffiti …

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Dreaming of Rio. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gorgeous beaches, fantastic music, great food and some incredible scenery make “Cidade Maravilhosa” (The Marvelous City) a wonderful vacation destination. Just recently I had the opportunity to travel to the city I have always dreamed of visiting – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The experience was incredible! I had attended the World Cup match on Maracana Stadium; rested on Copacabana beach; …

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The End of Brazil Mania. Thank you, Fans!

It’s incredible to see the passion, the focus and determination. Something supernatural happens. It’s wonderful to see a global event with so many people invested emotionally. It’s a beautiful thing to see people sharing and unity. We want unity and harmony in this beautiful game, and a lot of happiness. [Santana] The 20th FIFA World Cup is over. Congratulations to …

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Street and Beach Portraits of Football Fans

It is a truly special experience to see football fans from all over the world joining together to celebrate world football’s most exciting event. I continue my ‘All In One Rhythm’ photo series and share more photos of football fans taken at Maracana stadium, FIFA Fan Fest, Copacabana Beach, and on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Click on image …

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All In One Rhythm: Fans of the World Cup Brazil

Dedicated to the Fans of Football. The football fanatics from all over the world have come to Brazil to support their national teams and enjoy the 20th FIFA World Cup. Some of them are attending World Cup matches, some watching games on TV in sport bars and restaurants, and some visit FIFA Fan Fests. Rio’s FIFA Fan Fest Copacabana has …

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Brazilian Fans. The Team Neymar #10

Good luck, Brazil! Today is the first match day of the 20th FIFA World Cup Quarter-finals and huge party time in Brazil. I can’t imagine how crazy FIFA Fan Fest Copacabana will be tonight. I was lucky to join the Copacabana beach crowd during a group-stage match of Seleção – Cameroon v Brazil (1:4) on June 23rd. The experience was …

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Maracana Stadium. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Belgium v Russia

The Estádio do Maracanã (Maracanã Stadium) is the Cathedral of Futbol Religion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The stadium’s name is derived from the Maracanã River, whose point of origin is in the jungle covered hills to the west of the stadium. It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, in which Brazil were beaten 2–1 by …

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My earliest memory of FIFA World Cup is the first goal of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in the West.Germany-Chile (4:1) game played during FIFA World Cup Spain on June 20, 1982. Thanks to Google, I was able to win a fight against childhood amnesia and found the details of that moment/memory on the Internet. I’m in love with Football since my childhood. …

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Atlanta Ultras at 2013 NASL Soccer Bowl

2013 NASL Soccer Bowl: Atlanta Silverbacks 0-1 New York Cosmos The Championship Game was a great soccer experience in the capital of Georgia. That was something Atlanta missed last 40+ years. You may wish to read more about this number in my post ‘The Short History Of Professional Soccer In Atlanta’. With two other major games hosted by Atlanta teams …

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1980 Atlanta Chiefs

The Birth of Professional Soccer in Atlanta The “Godfather” of Professional Soccer (a.k.a. Football) in Atlanta was Richard “Dick” Cecil. He was intrigued with the 1966 World Cup and decided that a professional soccer team would add valuable events for Atlanta Stadium. He was Vice President of the Atlanta Braves baseball franchise, who became the owners of the first premier …

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