Goalposts In Brazil

With the 2014 Fifa World Cup barely 48 hours away I think it is only right that I post something football related.  Brazil’s football heritage is well known and their passion for the game is unquestionable, but many of the global stars that we know started out playing in the slums, on the streets, and on the beach.

In a country where, despite the huge stadiums, makeshift goalposts are the norm these images give an insight into the humble beginnings of the greatest footballing nation in the world.

goalposts1Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro

goalposts2Mare slum complex, Rio de Janeiro

goalposts3Sao Francisco Xavier neighbourhood, Rio de Janeiro

goalposts4Mare slum complex, Rio de Janeiro

goalposts5Botafogo riverside community near Manaus

goalposts6Rio de Janeiro

goalposts7Tavares Bastos slum, Rio de Janeiro

goalposts8Tavares Bastos slum, Rio de Janeiro

goalposts9Rio de Janeiro

goalposts10Leblon beach, Rio de Janeiro

goalposts11Sao Conrado beach, Rio de Janeiro

goalposts12Leblon beach, Rio de Janeiro

 Images via art&design at the Guardian.

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4 Responses to “Goalposts In Brazil”


  1. 1 swo8 June 10, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Hi,
    Have you heard my music album “Manaus Where Two Rivers Meet” by swo8 Blues Jazz? It was just released April 30th 2014 and you can access it from my web page. Just click on the album cover and it will take you to iTunes where you can sample it for free. My two favourites are “Midnight in Manaus” and “O Rio Amazonas”. Let me know what you think.
    Leslie

  2. 2 Michael Just June 11, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Those soccer goalposts remind me of some of the crappy baseball diamonds I played on as a kid. Thanks for showing

  3. 3 dangaenza June 11, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    The contrast in all the images is amazing 🙂


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