How Scotland brought football to Brazil

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Believe it or not, Brazil has a Scottish expat to thank for introducing football to the South American nation.

In this illuminating video by Edinburgh University, the link between Brazil - hosting this summer’s World Cup - and Scotland is explored. The university’s pioneering role in shaping the beautiful game at home is also put under the spotlight.

Pele is hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates after Brazil won the World Cup soccer final against Italy, 4-1 in 1970. Picture: AP
Pele is hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates after Brazil won the World Cup soccer final against Italy, 4-1 in 1970. Picture: AP

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