Soccer and popular culture

03/23/2014 18:25 – Rede Brasil Atual – Magazine and Website – Xandra Stefanel

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Book presents soccer and its relation to popular culture

Juca loves soccer but is not supported on your school team because, they say, does not play well. Seeing the sad boy, his uncle suggested that he create your team, and so Juca spreads emails to all of Brazil in search of junior players from 12 Brazilian cities. The choice goes beyond football: “A good player must also have a knowledge, culture and be committed to his country and to the city where he lives,” says Juca.
So begins the story of the children’s book Young Craques the Brazil Football Club, of Nereide Schilaro Santa Rosa (Ed. Leitura & Art, 48 p.), To be released this Sunday (23), from 15h to 18h, in the Livraria da Vila Alameda Lorena, Jardins, central region of São Paulo. In addition to the autograph session with the author, the event will feature “embaixadinha” workshop and freestyle soccer for children.
“My intention was to take advantage of the interest in the moment, the World Cup, adding other values to the text. I speak from each local culture, taking advantage of the World Cup host cities. I created a fiction and linked it with regional cultures and customs. Welcome to football each region. Thus, I can make the reader learn more about soccer, whether interest in the history of the characters and also learn a bit of local culture in Brazil, “says Nereide.
After receiving many emails from all over Brazil. Juca finally chooses his team. Which must compete against the team of your school on the last day of school. There are 11 players and a reserve. Pedro lives in Manaus, and his message tells about the Ox Party and the ancient tradition of using animal gut for making balls of soccer. Iracema, Fortaleza, is the only girl on the team. She talks about the romance of his countryman José de Alencar and the history of women’s football in Brazil. Also has Ze Frevo, the brave of Pernambuco, which tells about the similarity of the typical dance moves of their status with the dribbling ace Mane Garrincha. Severino, the ílauê, Master of Bahia writes about how capoeira techniques help in defending the goalkeeper.
Among the players are also Watu. The Xavante of Mato Grosso. The potiguar Luca, playing ball on a soccer field floodplain. The mineirinho Telé of Belo Horizonte. Vini Curitiba, society soccer ace. David, the son of a worker who built Brasilia. The Gaucho Miguel; and Paulinho was born in Rio, expert beach soccer. Juca is both the coach and the backup. The intention of Nereide was merge fiction with history and culture to attract the attention of young readers. What stands out in the work goes beyond the soccer spectacle that moves millions.
‘It was fantastic to discover the relationship of body movement with soccer. What Mane Garrincha was to circumvent was associated at the time with the movement to and from the frevo. It also has the relationship between the roost and the movement of the keeper. Also bothered to talk of women’s football, indigenous games, which are important movements and traditions for us. Did not want to just stay in the main game and the players who earn a lot of money. I wanted to talk about the floodplain and the beach soccer game, “adds the author awarded several times by the National Children’s Book Foundation and Youth (FNLIJ) and winner of the 2004 Jabuti Award.