Bem-vindo ao Brasil!


The global spotlight will be on Brazil for the next four weeks as the destination hosts the greatest sporting show on earth, the FIFA World Cup.


 Sure Maritime, takes a look at the sporting and cultural history of host’s Brazil.


Founded in 1914 and affiliated to FIFA since 1923, the Confederaçao Brasileira de Futebol boasts a staggering list of honours.


 Now only has Brazil claimed five FIFA World Cups, they are also winners of eight Copa Americas, four FIFA Under-20 World Cups, three FIFA Under-17 World Cups, two FIFA Confederations Cups, four FIFA Futsal World Cups, three FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups and dozens of continental trophies.


Few federations have left anything like the same mark on international football.


 Football occupies pride of place in Brazil, and although Brazilians are also passionate about volleyball, basketball, tennis, formula-one and other motor sports, only the legendary Ayrton Senna is revered in quite the same way as the country’s most famous exponents of ‘the beautiful game’.






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