Exeter and Brazil's special footballing connection

Brazil's rich football history began with a match against Exeter City in 1914. Now, 100 years later, the fixture will soon be repeated.

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Exeter City to celebrate 1914 game against Brazil

Action from the Brazil v Exeter City match in 1914 Credit: Exeter City Football Club

The World Cup starts in Brazil tonight but the most successful team in world football owes much to a game against Exeter City.

The Devon side were Brazil's first opponents while on a tour of South America in 1914.

Exeter City in association with the city's university have now produced a new digital club history to reflect this historic game.

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