Kick around on Ipanema Beach, Brazil 13 Jul 2017
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Brazilians didn't invent football, they just perfected it. They've won the World Cup a record five times. The 'beautiful game' is a great leveller, arousing equal enthusiasm in people from different walks of life.
Walk along the golden stretch of sand that is Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro and you will see men and women clad in their bathers running around playing the game among many others. Volleyball, footvolley, skating and rollerblading are favoured ways to pass time while tanning. Walk this lively stretch of beach on Insight Guides' Breathtaking Brazil: Rio, Beaches and Waterfalls trip.
This article was originally published on 7 November, 2015