What does Joga bonito mean?
Well, we can show you what it doesn’t mean.
Joga bonito usually refers to Brazilians playing the beautiful game beautifully, as only Brazilians can. Think 1970 Brazil in full flowing force or the 2002 Canaries zipping past all comers. It’s Pelé, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.
But this clip out of Brazil on Saturday shows the complete opposite of Joga bonito, looking more like capoeira than anything else.