4. Kicking the Ball

Over one hundred years ago, (imagine that!) a lot of people criticized football, which was just beginning in Brazil. They said that there was no future in a sport practiced using your feet, despite the name of the game (foot-ball, ‘foot on the ball’). The feet, whose demonstration of talent can usually be seen in the match, in the end lead to a beautiful exhibition of Brazilian creativity and passion, from the smallest fields to stadiums the world over.