Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Futebol: Brazil's National Sport

May 2013

Brazil recently scored the opportunity to host the 2014 World Cup! The country has been hard at work building stadiums and beautifying its host cities to put its best face forward. Having recently hosted the 47th National Super Bowl, New Orleans is very familiar with the pressure Brazil feels to get ready for droves of soccer fans. Sports fans in Brazil and New Orleans talk about their memories, concerns and pride in being a host city, thrust into the international spotlight. Emily Carlson, Emily Cuevas, and Elizabeth Edel investigate, and Emily Carlson gets the ball rolling.

Brazil + People
Daniel Sharp
Assistant Professor - Music