So… if u follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed that i am a bit of a Brazil Fangirl when it comes to the Soccer World Cup.

Just the other day, my brother asked me why I support them (I told him it’s coz my family is Brazilian and I was born there – lol!) anyway… maybe you are also wondering why I’m such a fangirl.

Let me first say that I am not a soccer fan and I dont know much about the sport!! But i do love me some Brazilian Soccer!!

It is not necessarily that they are a brilliant team. I started supporting them in the last last world cup, which was in 2002. I didn’t know any rules, I didn’t know the off-side rule. I knew nothing.

I decided to support them, because i loved the Ronaldo/Ronaldinho combination. And by Ronaldo, i DO NOT mean that ugly chop who plays for Portugal!! I mean the ORIGINAL ronaldo! (who is now fat and lazy and retired – lol) Those 2 were AWESOME! They were so captivating, I couldn’t stop watching them!! Loved it! They were totally unstoppable. From 2002 and i have adored Ronaldinho!! Always smiling, always scoring!

between him and his buddy Ronaldo, the team was ALWAYS smiling! and it seemed to rub off on everyone else… such a friendly bunch!

Then, the captain, back in 2002, Cafu – wow – i just loved him!! So tall, so strong, so regal! He always looked so calm and collected. really friendly and approachable. He just looks like a great guy! Someone you’d wanna hang out with. Also, always smiling. So humble. So friendly to the opposition team. Always smiles, handshakes and stuff. He just looks like and inspiring person – not only in soccer, in life.

Before all the matches i’ve watched (2002/2006/2010), in that tunnel thingy before the players walk out onto the field, these guys in the yellow shirts are always smiling and chatting to their oponents or the little kids who walk on the field with them. So friendly and down to earth. They are HUGE HUGE STARS, yet so humble.

They always all sing their national anthem with such passion and pride.

When there is a foul on the field, they help up the opponent (no matter whose fault it was) and give then a smile or handshake or whatever. They never argue with the ref. If they get a yellow/red card, they just accept it… no arrogance about it.

When there is a goal (which there ALWAYS is) they always look up to the heavens and do a little religious “whaddup” thing. I like it. I do.

The current goal keeper, Julio Cesar is awesome. Also a strong type, like Cafu. Looks like a great guy. He looks funny too. I wanna be his friend.

Unfortuantely, the Ronaldo/Ronaldinho combination is no longer around :( but my new favourite little dude is Robinho… he is just the cutest little thing i’ve seen! and he plays AWESOME soccer! love all that fancy footwork and stuff! He is also very humble and does the religious whaddup thing.

Hell, even their current coach, Dunga, looks like a lekker guy. Not like a lot of these fancy famous coaches who look like snobs. (ok, not the best pic of him! lol)

So… that is why i love brazil and i am a fan girl and i always will be…

As long as brazil is: Smiley, friendly, humble, skilled, etc i will be their fan. Til the end.

Go Brazil!!

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11 Responses to “Why Brazil?”

  1. Chantel says: |


  2. Tanya says: |

    hmmm, almost didnt approve that comment ;)

  3. Werner says: |

    You really do not watch much football do you? Youtube Brazilian football and see the massive punchups in their local league. Or have a look at Rivaldo cheating the ref vs Turkey in 2002. Youtube it!

    This post is why women shouldn’t watch football.

  4. Tanya says: |

    @werner,no, i dont watch much football at all.

    hence the 5th line of my post : “Let me first say that I am not a soccer fan and I dont know much about the sport!! ”

    what about the chicks who only watch football coz they think christiano ronaldo is hot? or wanna see the italians take off their shirts?

    let us girls watch football, whether we understand the rules or not. Whatever the reason may be that we like it.

  5. Samantha says: |

    Your comment, Werner, probably explain why you’re single. Why don’t you go be an ass somewhere else? If you can’t say anything constructive, please don’t bother.

  6. Andre says: |

    Never wrestle with a pig, Ms Tanya. The pig enjoys it, and you get dirty.

    :) )

  7. Tanya says: |

    oh, and werner, my man is one of the lucky ones who has a chick who is as excited about the world cup as he is!

  8. Werner says: |

    @Samantha who says I am single? You probably are. Go paint your nails or something.

    @Tanya Just saying Brazil are not the goodie goodies that you make out. Hence, watch a little bit more and you will understand. Unfortunately, you join the other 80% of imbeciles who think that football only happens once every 4 years. I include all those useless females who watch it for Beckham and Ronaldo’s hairdo or six packs.

    Like I said, leave the football to people who actually take an interest in it all the time!

  9. Petervs says: |

    Hey Werner take a chill dude, you’re saying nasty things like a spoilt little baby.
    Stop reflecting your anger, sounds like you got beat up by girls growing.
    Just relax… go cry in a corner and all will be better.
    It’s the world cup baby everyone is entitled to who they like and for any reason they want

  10. MeeA says: |

    @Werner, while I can understand your frustration at the dilettante nature of certain groups’ fandom, I’m rather surprised at the mean-spiritedness of your comments!
    Bear in mind that even those of us who really can’t be bothered with football are still having it shoved in our faces for the duration of the World Cup tournament. Those women who are taking an interest – for whatever reason – may very well come to learn about the sport and become serious supporters in the long term. In the meantime, where is it written that the sport and its players are only to be enjoyed by those who consider themselves “real” football fans? What law states that football is only for people who follow the sport all the time? Seems a rather elitist viewpoint to me!
    I say let the ladies (and other part-time fans) enjoy the eye candy, the hairdo’s, the six packs and the hype – at least it keeps them from bitching and moaning when the boys want to spend their time watching the game over a few beers, no?

  11. Werner says: |

    I am entitled to comment. This is open to the public. So I will say what I feel. The other cretins on this site attacked me. I have right of reply.

    @Petervs adjust your thong. You sound like a p****y. Andre is the only one who gets it.

    Please read my first comment and maybe google Robinho and why he left Real Madrid, before you get your knickers in a twist

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