Today, soccer fans from all around the world will turn their attention to the largest country in Latin America, Brazil, which is hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup. And while there is still some confusion about which language we speak in Brazil (Portuguese, not Brazilian or Spanish, my friends) there is no question about how nice and friendly Brazilians are. So I’m sure you’ll have a good time if you’re planning to go to Brazil for the World Cup. And to make your experience even better, we’ve put together this culturally relevant list to help you understand the game’s history, the culture and the people from Brazil. Boa viagem e boa sorte (enjoy your trip and good luck)!
P.S. Caipirinha is the national cocktail made of cachaça (sugar cane liquor), lime and sugar.
Carla Eboli, Chief Marketing Officer and Brazilian
Get the full “Futebol, Samba & Caipirinha: It’s World Cup Time in Brazil” Provoke Weekly article here.