Futbol (soccer) is something which is universal to almost every country and every continent of the world. As a result, the FIFA World Cup, which takes place once every four years, is one of the most anticipated events on the sporting calendar. Not only is a futbol world cup about the intense on field rivalries and tensions, the clash of titans and ego mixes, it’s also the ideal platform for big names to prove their mettle and upcoming stars to showcase their array of talent and skills. The parties, pageantry, and glamor which Brazil brings into the picture simply help in making the event even more surreal than it already is. The upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup is all set to take place in Brazil from June 12, 2014 – July 13, 2014. This one month extravaganza promises to be one of the best and most anticipated sporting actions of the 2014 calender year.
Even though Spain set the stage on fire with their mesmerizing displays in the 2010 World Cup, the pass–meisters are now under a lot of pressure with a number of countries breathing down their backs in terms of quality as well as big name players. The resurgence of the Bundesliga, the emergence of German stars such as Mesut Ozil, Mario Goetze, Lars Bender and Marco Reus and the presence of established stars such as Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose and Phillip Lahm is bound to make Germany one of the teams to watch. However, the likes of Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole and Daniel Sturridge are bound to make England major contenders for the coveted title as well. And then again, there are the magnificent stars of Brazil who can simply take away the match from the opposition with their mesmerizing displays. Moreover, the heavyweights of World Futbol such as Christiano Ronaldo, Robin Van Persie, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale have a lot to prove to their national teams as well.
With such a wealth of talent on display, it would simply seem foolish to watch the game on your big screen or laptop when you could actually be one of those lucky few to be able to watch it live.
However, any visit to the land of the “Carnival” simply cannot be about watching the game. Yes, we agree that the tension, the talent on display, the atmosphere, the crowds and the fan frenzy provide the perfect futbol experience, but so does the country itself. This South American giant boasts of enchanting beaches, ancient towns, idyllic tropical islands, diverse ecosystems and dramatic landscapes which are bound to captivate and mesmerize even the most hard core travelers.
What’s more, the presence of world class facilities for activities such as horseback riding, hiking, trekking, rainforest and adventure tours, kayaking and snorkeling ensures that there is never a shortage of things to do while in Brazil.
Are you a futbol fan? Know anyone who is? A trip to Brazil for the World Cup would make a great Christmas gift for any fan, but especially for the soccer fan who has everything. Contact us today about the packages we have available!
I’ll bet the energy at a game like that would be out of this world! 😉
To me (being a big sports fan), it’s always amazing to be there in person at a big event. Lots of energy!
I’m in Germany right now and my dad is a huge soccer fan. It would be his dream to travel there and watch the games life. What an exciting vacation!
It truly is exciting and should be on a soccer/futbol fan’s bucket list.
Brazil is one place I’d love to visit! trying to keep up with all of your great articles on travel here. You are a huge temptation!
It’s on my bucket list, too! Glad you’re enjoying the posts and glad to be a good temptation! 🙂
Great info for a futbol loving fan like myself! Will be watching from a distance with my 5 year old, but plan to make trip to both Brazil and World Cup when she gets older! Can’t wait 🙂
I love seeing sporting events live, so I know you and your daughter will both enjoy it. Who’s your favorite team or player?
Seems very intense and a huge event there.
It is, and so many fans look forward to it. Soccer/futbol is huge throughout the world.
Wow! I can just imagine being there and seeing something like that live. Nothing beats seeing something up close and personal and feeling all of the energy!
So true! I’ve been to the Stanley Cup Finals (NHL hockey) a number of times and will one day make it to the World Cup.
Not really into watching soccer, but would love to visit Brazil one day
There’s a lot to do in Brazil, even for the the non-soccer fan.
My daughter was in Brasília this past April. Would be nice to go again during the World Cup.
Wonderful! How did she like it?
Oh, I love the World Cup! This is going to be an exciting season, that’s for sure!
Are there any precautions people should take when traveling there? I’ve heard there’s considerable unrest.
Futbol (soccer) ! Always knew football and soccer were different sports – and always knew soccer was called football in other countries – but I didn’t know it was spelled Futbol!! wow learned something new! thanks for sharing, great job! P
I’ve always wondered why it’s not called “soccer” everywhere, or why it’s not called “futbol” everywhere. Why the different names for the same sport?
So very true Maria, and you are spot on… soccer is huge and people really get involved with it. It’s one of those things, like the Olympics where people get to engage (sort of) or maybe relate with people from other countries and cheer for them, learn about them and such. Interesting!
Both of my kids played soccer from the time they were 4 all the way through high school. My daughter STILL plays and she’s in (GASP) her late 20s. She once had the opportunity to play at the Rose Bowl so I know how exciting the big events can be.
When the world cup was in Pasadena, it was one of the best experiences of my life. If anyone can figure out a way to go, it is WORTH IT.
There is nothing like experiencing a live sporting event!
I couldn’t agree with you more! Do you have a favorite?
While I’m not a soccer fan I am sure it would be an awesome experience. Brazil would also be an awesome country to visit.
Most definitely! There is something there form everyone.
After 1950, Brazil is back in action as a host in 2014. I am really happy that the FIFA WC 2014 is hosted again in Brazil
Hope you’re enjoying the games!
It’s been quite a ride, that’s for sure! Lots of excitement and heartache depending on who you’re rooting for.