A2 Example International Study of Football

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A2 Example International Study of Football

  1. 1. International Study of Football - BrazilReligion and football go hand in hand in Brazil, they treat football as a daily ritual, thiscould explain why Brazil have so many stars in their first team and why some peoplebelieve that Brazil are the best team in the world. Brazils unique style is characterised bymuch creativity, swing and is infused with various rhythms and choreographies. Thecombination of those elements is called ginga. The culture of football in Brazil is heavilysurrounded the fact that the people believe in their sport and is the most popular sport inBrazil, along with every Brazilian there are many people all over the world who admirethe Brazilian team, admiring there skills and technical ability along with their powerfulplayers. Some key players are heavily involved with the media all over the world; someof the best players in the world play for Brazil for example Kaka (Ricardo Izecson dosSantos Leite) has won Individual awards including the following awards; (162 words) • Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year: 2004, 2006, 2007 • Serie A Footballer of the Year: 2004, 2007 • UEFA Champions League Bronze Top scorer: 2005/2006 • UEFA Champions League Best Midfielder: 2005 • UEFA Team of the Year: 2006, 2007 • FIFPro World XI: 2006, 2007, 2008 • UEFA Champions League Top Scorer: 2006–07 • UEFA Champions League Best Forward: 2006–07 • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2007 • FIFPro World Player of the Year: 2007 • Ballon dOr: 2007 • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2007 • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2007 • Onze dOr: 2007 • FIFA Team of the Year: 2008
  2. 2. There are also many other popular players including Robinho and Ronaldinho arecounted as the most valuable and highly regarded as the best players in the world.Ronaldinho left Barcelona to go to AC Milan for an incredible 21 million showing hisworth in the world.World Rankings - June 2009 Pts +/- Ranking +/- PtsRanking Team Jun 09 May 09 May 091 Spain 1761 0 322 Netherlands 1442 1 823 Germany 1378 -1 164 Italy 1292 1 215 Brazil 1288 -1 76 England 1225 1 527 Argentina 1203 -1 88 Croatia 1200 0 499 Russia 1167 0 5010 France 1067 0 -7They have been to 7 world cup finals winning 5 of the 7 (Winners 1958, 1962, 1970,1994, 2002), Runners-Up (1950, 1998), thus making them the most successful nationalteam ever in recent times.Brazilian Football ConfederationThe Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) or Confederação Brasileira de Futebol inPortuguese is the governing body of football in Brazil, and was founded on August 20,1914 as Confederação Brasileira de Desportos (CBD), meaning Brazilian SportsConfederation. The state federations, which organises the state championships, aresubordinated to CBF. The organization also administrates the Brazil national footballteam and the Brazil womens national football team. The Brazilian FootballConfederation is also responsible for the youth setup in the Brazilian leagues.Religion is one of the most important ideologies in Brazilian culture as they believethings happen for a reason and what goes around comes around (karma). Some of the topplayers believe in such a higher god that they worship there lives around it. (205words)
  3. 3. Football is all around Brazil players learn of the street with incredibly close control of theball and their technically ability is very high. Street football developed in Brazil and wasvery popular in the social classes such as workers and black slave descendants and wasmore popular than the “white” more institutionalised. Football quickly became a passionfor Brazilians, who often refer to their country as "o país do futebol" ("the country offootball"). Over 10,000 Brazilians play professionally all over the world. Football isconsidered to have a massive influence of the politics of the Brazilian culture and formerfootball legends are promoted as leaders or powerful positions in the BrazilianGovernment.As you can see from the map most of the professional teams are in the south of Brazil,and these best teams are all situated in Sao Paulo. (142 words)
  4. 4. Through the Brazilian soccer network players are encouraged to reach the nextlevel ‘We have created a network of international clubs, experienced FIFA licensed agents, universities, and professional youth residential academies around the globe in order to help players to get their foot in the door of an international soccer (football) environment. We provide talented youth players with guidance, assistance, trials, and placements in clubs, universities, and youth academies around the world. Through our connection, we receive requests from clubs and academies, and we help them to match our players with their programs. If you would like to get an international soccer exposure, we can help you to secure a trial in Europe, Brazil, or the United States. Using our knowledge and contacts of international clubs and agents, we can place you at competitive levels based on your playing ability.’ Reference - Brazilian FAAcademies – CAP CLUBE ATLÉTICO PARANAENSECAP is one of the most successful projects in Brazil in developing and managing footballin academies. So far, CAP has implemented more than 20 academies in Brazil where theyoung footballers receive all the lessons based on ‘Atletico’s’ beliefs of development iskey to great players. (52 words)The main example of how good the boys are prepared is the call of goalkeeper JoãoCarlos, a boy coming from the grass roots of one of CAP’s academies, to the BrazilianNational Team U16.
  5. 5. Estádio do MaracanãThis stadium has to be one of the most impressive stadiums in the world, it holds over96,000 people which is the 8th biggest in the world showing how much involvement thegovernment does in Brazil towards the elite professionals on July 16, 1950 the “biggeststadium ever” hled a match – Brazil vs Uruagay which held 210,000 people. Theinvestment of the Estádio do Maracanã from the government must have been huge andfootball in brazil grew from there. (79 words)All Players 13,197,733Registered players 2,141,733Unregistered Players 11,056,000Clubs 29,208Officials 61,000
  6. 6. The first goal projectOn 15th October2003, the goal Bureau introduced a project to build a training centre forfootball coaches trying to get involvement even higher in Brazil, run by the Brazilian FA.The second goal projectThis development programme was launched for the Brazilian association to help train andteach referees and official including coaching; it was funded by the Brazilian governmentand supported by the Goal Foundation.The Third Goal projectThe goal project this time was simple it was to achieve a better and general enhancementin the Brazilian game; it was to help the non professional players. (102 words)
  7. 7. Development and schools EBFEBF (Escola Brasileira de Futebol) is a recognised football association to help players to turnprofessional it was created after an agreement between CBF and FIFA, by the GOALProject and the Brazilian School of Football. Many different types of people involved infootball are helped here to get into and involved with football, these include coaches,physios, referees and football clubs.The main objectives of Escola Brasileira de Futebol are to modernise and technicallyenable the Brazilian football, through courses and lectures.EBF is an excellence centre of football, gathering factors such as research for thequalification of professionals linked to the area and of professionals from various sectorsaround the sport.Migration from BrazilMigration does affect one of the best footballing nations in the world; in there leaguesthere are barely any Brazilians who play in their own country. This does affect theinterests of the people in Brazil as they have no “superstars” that they can follow week inweek out. (169 words)

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