Travel Brazil – Rio Football Fever

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Chris Noble, General Manager of, has waited 40 years of his life to be able to stand in a football arena in Rio, arms outstretched, with thousands of local supporters going beserk around him to scream that, and did he what!

Travelling with the winners of the 2012 Travel Film Scholarship, he got to experience the passion that is Brazilian Football. With the 2014 World Cup just around the corner, who could pass up the opportunity to witness the next generation of Brazilian greats go head to head.

Fluminense vs Vasco, two fierce rivals going at each other, was strangely trumped by the spectacle of the crowd.

Such passion, such emotion, such unbridled swearing (for those that can lip read Portuguese). This is an experience that no-one who travels to Rio should miss.

“Football, it’s not a matter of life or death, it’s far more important than that!”

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Looking for more info on Rio or Carnaval?

Get some local intel – If you have any questions about travelling to Rio, feel free to hit up our Ask A Nomad community here –

Concerned about safety in Brazil? – Check out our travel safety articles on how to stay safe when travelling to Brazil – and stay covered with our travel insurance –

Looking to book for local festivals and events? – Check out Be A Local – – they were great in getting us tickets to Carnaval.

Thinking about where to stay in Rio? – We had fantastic assistance from the crew at AirBnB – – who helped set us up with an excellent pad.

Looking to give back when you travel? – Check out International Volunteer HQ – – who have some great projects running on the ground in Brazil.

About the World Nomads Brazil team

Chris Noble is the General Manager of and will forever be indebted to the World Nomads of Rio that shared their knowledge and passion over the Carnaval period. He has a renewed love of Samba music and still dances as if his feet were held apart by a broom handle.

This film was directed, shot and edited by our very talented nomad, Brian Rapsey –