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How does Brazil Develop Its Soccer Players?

Constriction forces you to be more creative:

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This insanely fast, tightly compressed five-on-five version of the game— played on a field the size of a basketball court— creates 600 percent more touches, demands instant pattern recognition and, in the words of Emilio Miranda, a professor of soccer at the University of São Paulo, serves as Brazil’s “laboratory of improvisation.”

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.