White Elephants and Soccer Balls

Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I will do my best to refrain myself from using a white elephant idiom in the next couple of hundred words, though tough, I will try. Futebol, aka "soccer," is the most popular sport in Brazil for good reasons: people love it and it is part of the cultural fabric here. Brazil's very own Pelé is probably on the top-lists for most popular words on Earth like "OK" and "Coca Cola."

And futebol is exhilarating, there is nothing like watching people watching futebol games. Sports are great for the mind . . .

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