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    When Brazil battered Portugal in a friendly, Anderson told Ronaldo: ‘Next time we’ll play our fifth team to give you a chance.’ Ronaldo was not amused. That’s the kind of country Brazil is. I love that story about the competition in Rio to unearth new No. 10s and thousands turning up. One boy travelled for 22 hours on a bus. It’s a massive country, with talent everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    When Brazil battered Portugal in a friendly, Anderson told Ronaldo: ‘Next time we’ll play our fifth team to give you a chance.’ Ronaldo was not amused. That’s the kind of country Brazil is. I love that story about the competition in Rio to unearth new No. 10s and thousands turning up. One boy travelled for 22 hours on a bus. It’s a massive country, with talent everywhere.

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    There seems to have been a competition to find (recruit) "new No. 10s" (whatever they are) and thousands of candidates came.

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    I don't know much about football (soccer), but I understand it to mean that there was a competition held in Rio to identify talented young footballers who might become professionals, and eventually play with the number 10 on their shirts. I believe the number 10 often identifies the wearer as being the team's main "striker", and hence a very important individual. It would seem that thousands of hopeful candidates travelled from all over Brazil to take part in the competition.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post


    What does mean? the underlined words...
    Sepmre, you have to listen to our advice. We have shown you over and over again how to construct a question. You should have said:

    What do the underlined words mean?
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    What is "a friendly"?

    When Brazil battered Portugal in a friendly,

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    I​t's a match in which the result is unimportant. It is not part of a tournament or a league. No points are awarded to either team based on the final score. It's almost a practice match.
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    "Exhibition game" we would call it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Exhibition game" we would call it here.
    Ah!

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