History and Impact of Soccer in Brazil Term Paper

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Soccer in Brazil

Imagine going to the country of Brazil, but before going one studies the history and impact of soccer. The culture is influenced and the people strive to either participate or cheer on the team. This region is unified by this sport, and life is not the same without it. One will examine how much this game has inspired the economy and everyone in the nation for the positive from the beginning to the present. Many versions are present in regards to the history of soccer in Brazil. This started with the sailors who were British as well as Dutch. They used to play this game on the coastline in the northeastern part of the region. However, many claim that Mr. Hugh is the father of soccer (Maps of World, 2011). He was the first to teach it to those who worked on the "Sao Paulo Railway in Jundiai in 1882" (Maps of World, 2011). On other hand, some believe it was Mr. John who begun it, and that "he taught the Loepoldina Railway workers to play the game of soccer in 1875 or 1876" (Maps of World, 2011). The most popular standpoint used today is that "Charles William Miller" commenced this exercise in 1901. He left Brazil to go to England for his studies, and then returned to train others for athletics. Furthermore, the soccer match was against Sao Paulo at that time (Maps of World, 2011). In regards to the culture and economy of this country, one has to note how it has helped the country each time a game takes place. Since they have won five titles clear up until 2006. This has enriched the culture of the people in so many ways. Companies sell merchandise of the team through websites, in the store and through advertisements on television (Correa, 2010). The people choose to replace their television "every four years" because of the hype from this sport (Correa, 2010). As a result, sales increase during this time, which helps bring in an increase of revenue for the organizations selling the products. Not only is that the case, but the sale of flags and anything that deals with the nationalism of this activity is sold. People purchase at a rate of 20-40% more during this time. Food and drink consumption increases as well. The government chose to make a law where people do not have to work when this event occurs but this did not succeed. In every other population, this is not the case (Correa, 2010). Additionally, the oil company "Petrobras" allows management to take off and are required to make them up after the occasion (Correa, 2010). The people of Brazil love soccer. They are unified through it because of their "patriarchal society" (MacLachlan, 2003). The classes have weak ties, but somehow this occurrence brings them together no matter what their socioeconomic status (MacLachlan, 2003). For those that is supporters in the lower class, each person have a membership that is "independent of the team club," and their name is the O. Cruzeiro" (MacLachlan, 2003). This is how fans are classified within their location. Another fan club for this standing are the "Mafia Azul" that is in…

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Correa, R. (2010, May 24). World cup provides a boost to Brazil's economy. Retrieved April 12, 2011, from Infosurhoy: http://www.infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/xhtml/en_GB/features/saii/features/main/2010/0 5/24/feature-03.

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Maps of World. (2011). Brazil soccer history. Retrieved April 12, 2011, from Maps of World: http://www.mapsofworld.com/brazil/history/soccer-history.html.

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