Soccer and Caipirinhas
Yesterday, me, Pablo, Claudia and Dani had a great time playing futebol de areia. At first, I was a little disapointed that there were only 4 players but it actually ended up to be really awesome! We played a game where each person tries to score a freekick on Pablo and then I got a chance to play goalie. Also, we set up 2 small goals and played 2 on 2 against eachother. I´m not sure who won but I was completely exhausted after about 5 minutes! After that the girls were really tired and went in the water and me and Pablo continued the penalty shout. While we were playing, these guys came over and asked if we wanted to play a real soccer game 6 on 6. I ended up playing and Pablo and the girls went to drink Caipirinhas and watch me play. Unfortunately I didn´t play very well but Pablo reassured me that these guys do this every day and that it´s way harder than it looks. After he game we all drank caipirinhas and talked in Potruguese for a while. It was muito legal!! I had a great time!
Beach soccer and caipirinhas, sounds good, right? Soccer is the Brazilian’s national passion. So, one of our RioLIVE! Activities on this week was beach soccer. We formed two groups of 4 people from different nationalities. We had students from Austria, Germany, United States and the teacher from Brazil and we headed to Copacabana’s beach to play some beach soccer.
You can see some of our last activities clicking on these links: