The World Cup—involving 32 teams from 6 Continents—begins today in Sao Paulo, Brazil and ends July 13th. Brazilians around the world are proud that the superstar soccer event takes place in their county. The large Brazilian population in Plymouth is no exception.
And Doug Cordeiro, is one of them. He’s originally from a suburb of Sao Paulo and says the fact that his county is hosting the World Cup is special:
“Oh, yeah, that’s a very special moment for Brazil and for everybody there because the last World Cup was about like fifty years ago and Brazil lost..”
Brazil plays the first game against Croatia today at 3 o’clock: and it’s safe to say Doug is betting on Brazil. Cordeiro came to Plymouth seven years ago and is a graduate of the Literacy Program at the Plymouth Public Library:
“Yeah, I got my GED over here last year and I learned a lot of English over here.”
A die-hard soccer fan, Doug is also a Red Sox and Bruins fan and is working toward becoming a U. S. citizen.