- Title: BRAZIL: BRAZILIAN FANS BASK IN AFTERGLOW OF WORLD CUP TRIUMPH.
- Date: 1st July 2002
- Summary: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (JULY 1, 2002) (REUTERS) 1. VARIOUS OF FRONT PAGES OF BRAZILIAN NEWSPAPERS 2. 'CLIAO', THE SELF-PROCLAIMED PRINCE OF 'JUEGUITO' (HWEH-gi-toh) OR KICKING A BALL REPEATEDLY IN THE AIR, KICKING WHAT HE SAYS IS THE SMALLEST BALL IN THE WORLD 3. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) CLAIO SAYING "Really, Brazil is the land of ball, of soccer. The British, Great Britain, they created soccer, but we created the art of soccer. It's different" 4. STREET SCENES 5. SANDRO BARATA, COUSIN OF GOAL HERO RONALDO, PLAYING THE GUITAR IN FRONT OF HOUSE WHERE RONALDO WAS BORN 6. HOUSE IN WHICH RONALDO WAS BORN 7. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) SANDRO BARATA SAYING "I appreciate Ronaldo and all of the Brazilian selection, because he didn't play alone, he played with the team and this is good, the (coach Luis Felipe) Scolari family." 8. VARIOUS OF CHILDREN WEARING BRAZILIAN TEAM SHIRTS PLAYING SOCCER ON THE STREET WHERE RONALDO'S BIRTH HOME IS 9. CHILD WITH HAIRCUT LIKE RONALDO'S 10. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) UNIDENTIFIED CHILD WITH HAIRCUT LIKE RONALDO, ASKED WHY HE HAS CUT HIS HAIR IN THIS STYLE, SAYING "They wanted it." 11. LOCAL RESIDENTS INTERVIEWED IN FRONT OF HOUSE WHERE RONALDO WAS BORN Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 16th July 2002 13:00
- Location: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Reuters ID: LVAF2UHWUFG2BF6OD9P4PN7JFP3U
- Story Text: Brazilians were still paying tribute to their soccer
heroes the day after Brazil beat Germany 2-0 to win an
unprecedented fifth World Cup.
With every win, soccer seems to become a greater
presence in the lives of Brazilians, enhancing national unity.
The day after Sunday's (June 30), Brazilians were still
The national colours of yellow and green were everywhere,
as was soccer itself and where there isn't enough space to
play an actual game, there are derivatives like 'jueguito'
Jueguito needs only one player and one ball, the player
kicking the ball in the air as long as possible.
Claio, the self-proclaimed prince of Jueguito, was on the
streets of Rio de Janeiro on Monday (July 1) with what he said
was the smallest ball in the world. But Claio acknowledges
that soccer has British roots. British teenager Charles Miller
is credited with introducing it to Brazil after bringing a
soccer ball back from his studies in Britain a century ago.
"Really, Brazil is the land of ball, of soccer," said
Claio. "The British, Great Britain, they created soccer, but
we created the art of soccer. It's different."
In the street where Ronaldo was born, relatives and fans
look up to the forward as a personal hero. His cousin Sandro
Barata said on Monday that Ronaldo is not just part of his
family, he's part of the family of Luis Felipe Scolari, the
coach of the Brazilian soccer team.
"I appreciate Ronaldo and all of the Brazilian selection,
because he didn't play alone," says Barata, "he played with
the team and this is good, the Escolario family."
The appreciation is evident on both a personal and public
level. While children in the humble neighborhood sport the
latest hairstyle, an imitation of Ronaldo's unique cut,
neighbours have banded to change the name of the street from
'General Cesar Ubino' to 'Ronaldo' after the man who scored
both winning goals against Germany.
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