Brazil taught the world about the gift of ginga
Technically, ginga is the word for the most rudimentary move in capoeira, the Brazilian martial art that mixes ceremonial dancing with brutal striking. But in everyday slang, ginga refers to any confident, carefree movement. Ginga, especially on the soccer field, is style. Ginga is the thing that makes you stop and say, “Wow,” and Brazilians know how to harness its power. Basically, we can thank them for giving soccer its spice and making it the beautiful game we know and love.