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Day 10-Soccer

It is our seventh day in Brazil and we were visiting the magnificent city of Rio de Janiero. There was a club soccer match that we watched in the Maracanã. Vasco da Gama was playing Santos. About half the fans were for one team and the other half rooted for the other. All the fans were chanting in Portuguese and none of us could understand why Americans don’t watch soccer. The ending score of the game was 3-2, Santos won. The game was so much fun and it really seemed to represent the way of life for all Brazilians. The only difference in a sporting event in Brazil is that instead of eating hotdogs and cheeseburgers, Brazilians eat tacos and burritos. After the game, the players were signing autographs and we got a few signatures from a couple of players. We don’t know for sure who they were but we know most of the names started in an R and ended in an O. The ticket prices were $40 per person, which was well worth it. The total food and beverages cost would have been $10 per person. All in all, we spent $250 dollars as a whole, which is a great bargain for a memory like this.

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Posted by JMKCK 07:07

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