PORTUGAL SOCCER GLORY IN NEWARK
Long frustrated Portuguese soccer fans finally had reason to cheer during the EuroCup soccer championship in France. This time Portugal featured the world’s best player, Cristiano Ronaldo, as they battled to win their first international title. And yet, a new hero emerged… This is the story of Portugal’s improbable 2-week soccer journey to glory, through the anticipation and joy of one community of soccer (“futebol”) supporters… in Newark, New Jersey (Ironbound). This is worth watching until the end!
Dedicated to the Portuguese community in Newark, and the fans who made this celebration so special.
Produced and Directed by Igor Alves
Filmed and edited by Caroline Sincaruk
Additional filming: Eduardo Velarde
Music Track: “Parei na Madrugada”
Authors: António Variações, Marta Miranda, Pablo, João Lima, Tiago Inuit
Performed by Oquestrada, (p) 2014 O Sonho Português
Radio Commentary by Nuno Matos e Alexandre Afonso (Radio Antena 1 – Portugal)
Special Thanks: Oquestrada, Rossio Music Publishing, Radio Antena 1, Portugalia Bar & Restaurant, Marisqueira Seabra’s, Coimbra Bar & Restaurant, Iberia Bar & Restaurant, Mompou Tapas, The City of Newark, Newark Police Department, Mayor Ras J Baraka