All, well almost all Brazilians love soccer. Restaurants and bars that have TV's are packed whenever there is a big game televised. The incredibly weak speakers and horrible reception are not of importance. You gather to watch, talk and of course play soccer. The first things you learn to say as a Brazilian baby is your name, age and favorite team in the Brazilian league. There is, of course, a soccer field at Estreala da Esperança in Montes Carlos. Here, soccer is played every recess.

Every Brazilians Favorite Game -  Soccer.

The sun shines down from the crystal blue sky above. The tropical heat is ferocious; well over a 100 in the shade. Even though the boys are running around for all their worth in the heat and sun they aren't complaining. They are exuberantly happy as they are doing what they love most, playing Soccer. The field is large and green. Most importantly, however, they are playing on real grass. The children love it as usually the best surface they get to play on is asphalt or dirt with sticks and stones to mark the goals. The players are mostly boys, but even a few girls find it exhilarating. However, lately there has been a challenger to soccer at the school; Floorball.

 

The challenger is floorball!

A while ago a group of Swedes were on a visit to Montes Carlos. They brought floorball sticks. It was extraordinarily exiting, the sticks were so similar to golf clubs that the name was a given; "golf".

 

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