Brasilia, the Federal Capital of Brazil, has been celebrating its 11th anniversary, and among the festivities was a soccer match at the Brasilia Football Stadium between two teams of Caraja Indians.
GV & CU Players of the Berorroca team in dark shirts posing for photographers (2 shots)
GV Caraja team (in lighter shirts) posing
SV Player signing register, PAN TO teams standing next to tribal chief
LV & MV Play in progress. Light shirts kicking from right to left and score goal (2 shots)
MV PAN dark shirts attack goal but ball is kicked wide
MV PAN dark shirts attack -- 'keeper clears and ball is kicked away
BACK VIEW from behind goal. Dark shirts attack, goalkeeper saves
LV end of game. Teams embrace and wave to crowd (2 shots)
SV's medals being presented (3 shots)
MV Teams parade around ground and wave to crowd
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Background: Brasilia, the Federal Capital of Brazil, has been celebrating its 11th anniversary, and among the festivities was a soccer match at the Brasilia Football Stadium between two teams of Caraja Indians.
The Carajas come from Banana Island, in the Araguaia River, claimed to be the largest river-island in the world. The soccer fanaticism of the Brazilian cities is well known, but until recently these Indians on their remote island kicked footballs around among themselves with little idea of the rules of the game.
About three months ago a European neighbour took them in hand, taught them the rules and founded the Caraja Football Club.
As this film shows, the Indians proved to have a natural flair for ball control and mastered the elements of teamwork in a remarkably short time.
This was the first time they had played for an urban public, and turned out in smart soccer-kit. The game ended with a 2-1 win for the Caraja Yellow-shirts over their rivals, the Berorroca Blueshirts.
SYNOPSIS: Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil, has been celebrating its eleventh anniversary, and to mark the occasion two teams of Caraja Indians played an exhibition match in the city's soccer stadium. With them they brought their tribal chief, who's also father of four of the players.
The Brasilia crowd soon had its first thrill as the Caraja Yellow-shirts stormed through to score.
The Berorroca blue-shirts fought back but lacked the finish of their rivals.
The Caraja Indians come from a remote island in the Araguaia river, and until recently had no idea of the rules of football. But in a soccer-mad country like Brazil, where every city boy dreams of Pele and the World Cup, no-one can remain ignorant for ever.
Three months ago, a European neighbour, impressed with the way the Carajas kicked their footballs around, decided to take them in hand. He taught them the rules, and instructed them in teamwork. This was the first time they'd played for real soccer fans, and crowd certainly game them a warm reception.