Brazilians may be known for their sex appeal but during this World Cup, some locals are losing out to the influx of foreigners.
So some Brazilian men are taking action: they are posing as tourists in popular night clubs to try to win the favor of Brazilian women.
According to a column for Folha de Sao Paulo, speaking in bad English or “Portunhol” (a mix of Portuguese and Spanish) or attempting basic greetings in French and Italian have become the pick-up weapons of choice to get Brazilian girls.
The challenge is staying in ‘character.’ And the ruse may not be working as well as it seems.
One woman, 21-year-old student Thais Iwanow, told Folha de Sao Paulo that she has been tricked by a fake foreigner. “I noticed he was faking because of a stupid detail! So I told him to get lost! Now I turn my back on any guy who approaches me speaking English!”
Brazilian women can take comfort in knowing there are only a few more weeks left of World Cup fans flooding the country.
This might get the boys to give that extra 10 percent.
Starting what may soon become a trend across the European soccer landscape, Eredivisie side NEC Nijmegen has come up with a special reward for its “Man of the Match” recipient — a personal car wash serviced by three bikini-clad beauties.
After a preseason friendly against La Liga side Osasuna, NEC’s first MOTM prize winner Victor Palsson promptly tweeted out a picture to make his teammates fume with jealousy:
— G. Victor Palsson (@VictorPalsson)
The club is hoping that the idea will make a difference in the players’ performances. After finishing in 15th place last season, just four points above the relegation playoff places, any extra motivation would be deemed helpful.
But a car wash might not be for everyone, so just in case, we’ve come up with a few extra MOTM rewards that might galvanize your players to go the extra mile:
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was interviewed at a beach in Brazil the other day, but Mikel seemed to have trouble concentrating.
Hmmm, we wonder why.