How the Brazilian Storm came to be

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Two-time World Champion Gabriel Medina during the World Surf League

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, we’re looking at Brazil’s first national team call-up after the Copa América, as well as going over Dani Alves’ triumphant debut for São Paulo. There’s also a look at surfing, as Brazil is setting itself up to be the big global force in the sport. Thanks for reading!

How the Brazilian Storm came to be

Horns sounded across Pipeline Beach in Hawaii, signaling the end of the 2014 Pipe Masters surfing competition. A crowd gathered around 20-year-old Gabriel Medina, who had just become the first Brazilian to win a world title...

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