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Why do Brazil dance as a celebration after scoring at the World Cup 2022?



BRAZILIANS are known for having good footwork with the ball at their feet – but they are evidently gifted without the ball too.

The most successful national team in history of the World Cup progressed into the quarter-finals having thumped South Korea 4-1.

And after every goal, the Brazilian stars would mesmerise the fans with their dance skills which Manchester United legend Roy Keane was not impressed with.

Find out where the dances stemmed from and what has been said about it below…

Why do Brazil dance as a celebration after scoring at the World Cup 2022?

Dancing has been traditional in Brazilian celebrations for many years whenever they hit the back of the net.


But the World Cup 2022 got to see the first glimpse of the flamboyant celebrations after Vinicius Jr’s opening goal against South Korea.

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The joyous first celebration which gave delight to fans inside the 974 stadium was inspired by a popular TikTok in Brazil called Pagado do Birmbola.

Brazil orchestrated a dance after each goal they scored
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Neymar’s coolly tucked home a penalty shortly after which led to the quartet of Vinicius Jr, Lucas Paqueta, Raphinha and Neymar himself doing a synchronised dance to Oz Crias da Selecao.

Spectators were treated to that same dance following Lucas Paqueta’s strike and the West Ham midfielder revealed that his teammates do it as a symbol of joy.

Paqueta stated: “In dance, we symbolise joy of scoring the goal. We don’t do it to disrespect, we don’t go in front of an opponent.”

But Richarlison’s orchestrated dance after his brilliant strike went viral the most as it stems from a funk song called Danca do pigeon (Dance of the pigeon) where even manager Tite got involved.

Brazilian boss Tite got involved in the goal celebrations

What did Roy Keane say about the dancing?

Manchester United legend Roy Keane fumed about Brazil dancing after every goal scored.

Keane, 51, said: “Fantastic finish by Vinicius, great start to the game. But I’ve never seen so much dancing.


“I can’t believe what I’m watching, I can’t believe what I’m watching, it’s like watching Strictly [Come Dancing].

“I don’t like this. People say it’s their culture. But I think that’s really disrespecting the opposition.”

“It’s four goals, and they are doing it every time.

“I don’t mind so much the first jig, it’s the one after that, and the manager getting involved.

“I’m not happy about it. I don’t think it’s good at all.”

Who are Brazil facing in the World Cup quarter-finals?

Brazil are set to take on Croatia in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

It is scheduled to take place on Friday, December 9 and the game will get underway from 3pm UK time.

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Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan is the allocated arena for this huge clash and fans in the UK can watch the entire action live on BBC One.

Source: The Sun

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