Oscar’s Brazil - Tom Watt & Oscar dos Santos Emboaba
It’s been a long wait: the 2014 World Cup sees Brazil host the tournament for the first time since 1950 and it’s a welcome return for the world’s greatest game to its spiritual home: the greatest football nation on earth.
Since over 170,000 people squeezed into the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro 64 years ago to witness the unthinkable – missing out in the final game – Brazil have won 5 World Cups. The history of the world game has become intimately bound up with the ebb and flow in fortunes of the Seleção. In the process, Brazil have become the whole world’s second favourite team. And at home, of course, football’s far more important than that: the national team binds a huge and disparate country together, inspiring hope, fear and joy across every age and social class with an intensity which, once witnessed, can never be forgotten. Brazilian culture, too – samba, capoeira, carnival – is well on its way to conquering the world.
Oscar’s Brasil will take you, in words and pictures, to the heart of Brazil. It’s a journey which uncovers the spirit of an extraordinary nation, its people and its football, in the company of one of the country’s favourite sons. Oscar dos Santos Emboaba offers us the perfect introduction to his country and its passion for football.
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