How to pronounce soccer (and other Anglicisms) in Brazilian Portuguese

In Brazil the beautiful game is called football, or futebol in Portuguese, not soccer. The sport started to be played in Brazil when the Sao Paulo-born Charles Miller brought it over, in 1895, from the English football association that was played in the UK. The Football association’s governing body is FIFA (Federation Internationale Football Association) and its main event is the World Cup, which is played every four years and will take place in just a few days in Brazil. Continue reading

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