Best moments of Brazilian soccer with Canal 100
During over four decades, all movies screened in the country were preceded by two video magazines, normally many months old – Cinejornal, created by documentarist Primo Carbonari, and Canal 100, produced by Carlos Niemeyer. The first one mixed great footage presented in a boring, bureaucratic off voice and will be remembered for its kiss-up political news chronicle (that would show the military rulers attending Jockey Club events or Army parades). Canal 100 was a summary of recent soccer games and focused almost exclusively on teams from Rio. Some argue that this explains why, to these days, Flamengo, one of the main teams based in Rio, is hugely popular in other parts of the country. Canal 100 was invariably opened by a “Na cadência do samba“, a samba by Luís Bandeira that is best remembered for its refrain: “Que bonito é!” (How beautiful!).
Cinejornal and Canal 100 disappeared in the eighties, but left us some memorable soccer moments. Check some of them here:
Pelé and Zico, together, playing for Flamengo, against Atlético Mineiro, in 1979, at Maracanã stadium.
Brazil X Argentina during the 1970 World Cup
Romário shining at Flamengo.
The last score of Garrincha, playing for Botafogo in 1965.
Best Flamengo players
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