A new dawn for Brazilian football

Domestic bliss: Brazil's bright future

October 5, 2009
By Ernesto Garrido
Last Friday, Rio de Janeiro won the right to host the 2016 Olympics, beating Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago in the process. Coupled with the 2014 football World Cup, Brazil will be responsible for the organisation of the globe's two biggest sporting events in the middle of the next decade - a major challenge and unparalleled opportunity for the seemingly eternal country of the future.

The Olympics announcement was the cherry on the cake of an extremely positive year for Brazilian ...

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