Brazil’s yellow shirt has been hijacked by the far right
A recent poll showed that 41 per cent of Brazilians now have no interest in their World Cup team, even more felt winning would not improve national self-esteem
Located in the third city of Belo Horizonte, it was a giant concrete bowl with vast swathes of open car parks surrounding it, where trucks would pull up hours in advance of games and fans would start barbeques and drink beer and blare music and dance. Inside, meanwhile, was filled with rows of uninterrupted steps, allowing for big crowds who could afford cheap tickets.
By 2012 though the renovation came, they paved paradise and the...
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