With Copa America approaching, we want you to get to know one of our local hosts. He’s living in Sao Paulo and knows literally everything about the beautiful game! Meet Jun, a passionate football fan.
1. Why should people experience football in Brazil at least once in their life?
Well, Brazil is the spiritual home of football. England created the game, but here is where we love, play and live football the most. On every single corner in this country, you will see people discussing the beautiful game, and children playing football on the streets! I think there’s no other place in the world that has been blessed as much by the God of Football than Brazil.
2. What makes the Copa America so special? Being a Brazilian host, what can travelers expect from Copa America?
South America is an amazing place where people really love football. Copa America is the pinnacle of this spirit. To be able to see teams like Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay play against each other for the title, with a huge rivalry between them, is amazing! Visitors can expect a nice atmosphere, great football, and a remarkable experience!
3. What can you tell us about Brazilian football fans? Do you consider yourself one of those? Brazilian football fans are some of the most fanatics in the world. Football is our way of life, it is like religion. We always say that we live for the weekends, to watch football matches. Every single day, everywhere you go, people are talking about football. I am a huge fan of Portuguesa, a very traditional team here in Sao Paulo. I’m also a member of their ultras group, Leoes da Fabulosa.
4. How do you feel about being a local host? Which are the things you will do for the travelers to make them feel like home and give them an unforgettable experience?
For me, it’s an honor being part of a great project like Homefans! To be able to bring people together that have the same passion, which is football, is just great. I’ll do everything I can for the people who visit Brazil, I will do my very best! But not only me, Brazilians, in general, are also very friendly people! They will feel their selfs very welcome here!
5. Which other attractions and activities stand out in the city besides the match? Which ones will you recommend?
Sao Paulo is an enormous city with more than 20 million people. We have lots of cultural and gastronomical activities going on every day! Parks, museums, nightlife, we have attractions for everybody! I personally recommend the churrascaria, the Brazilian steak house! Delicious meat for a nice price!
6. What would you say to Europeans or Americans tourists about traveling to Copa America? Why should they go?
Come visit this amazing country! You will love football culture and also friendly people, the tasty food, and the nature so breathtaking!
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