An ongoing BBC Four series, Brasil, Brasil, tracks the evolution of Brazilian music, from samba to forró to bossa nova to tropicalia to AfroReggae. Almost all of these traditions intersect with football.
Bob Marley‘s connections with football have been well-documented. He played as a midfielder, usually on the left. These associations are worth considering at Marley’s 60th birthday celebrations in Addis Ababa.
Preliminaries for the 1978 amistoso in Havana, the first appearance for a U.S. professional sports side since 1959. The U.S. national team visited Havana as part of World Cup qualifying in Sept 08. Video courtesy Dave Wasser, www.davebrett.com.