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London (PRWEB UK) 25 June 2014
London is home to a large Brazilian community many of whom have carved out a slice of life in an increasing multi-cultural city. As more attention focuses on Brazil, restaurants and bars with a strong Brazilian theme will become a destination of choice for visitors hoping to get a taste of the world cup.
The world cup has a long history, with the first tournament held in 1930 when Jules Rimet, the FIFA president launched the international event. The event was held in Uruguay with 13 teams participating. Over the last 84 years the World Cup has grown to include 200 teams from all the world in a two-year qualifying process in the run up to the final tournament with 32 teams. Each World Cup tournament brings its fair share of drama, with die-hard fans and spectators sharing tears of joy and pain. Who can forget the triumph England experienced in 1966 when Bobby Moore lifted the trophy? Or the soul-destroying hand of Maradona intercepting victory.
As Brazil plays host to the world cup, the team will be determined to retain its position as the only country to have won the tournament five times. Italy, with four titles will do everything they can to match Brazil’s attempts. Brazil has also been the only team that has played in every tournament.
As with many other sports ceremonies the world cup is so much more than just the sport, the opening and closing ceremonies create a sense of pageantry and solidarity as different countries share their commitment and engagement to the spirit of fair play. Whilst the Brazil hosts the opening ceremony, London will be host to a full day of celebrations for the World Cup. On June 12th 2014 Trafalgar Square will provide a backdrop to a series of events, featuring eye-catching performances from the London School of Samba and capoeira-infused displays. If these styles seem too complicated to master, than Forro is an increasingly style of dance, without the competitiveness of Salsa or the complexity of a Tango, it provides a chance to get onto the dance floor and shake those hips. Music, an equally important part of any World Cup, is courtesy of Clube do Choro, Andre Luz and his fantastic band as well as Monica Vasconcelos.
With the Notting Hill Carnival just around the corner, London is gearing up for a summer of sizzling dancing and infections music taking to the streets. The trend of street parties, once confined to celebrations marking the end of World War two, reappeared as a way for the Nation to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2012 and shows no signs of abating in popularity. The world cup will provide plenty of opportunities for London’s hugely diverse and multi-cultural community to share the highs and lows of their team’s performance in the sweltering heat of Brazil.
The missing ingredient to this menu of delight is, of course, food! Brazil provides such a rich backdrop of food, blending influences from different groups that have woven themselves into the history of the country. Pockets of London represent the widest range of food available, from tasty street food to tantalising desserts to full meals – charruscaria which is meat specially blended and marinated and served on skewers, all demonstrating the Brazilian story and heritage. A Brazilian meal is not complete with the full range of drinks available, the national cocktail, Caipirinha is made with the finest ingredients, cachaca and rum. Variations on a theme include a mix with vodka, caipiroska or saquerinha (mixed with sake). Many restaurants near Paddington will be getting into the carnival spirit.