MEET JESSICA

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MEET JESSICA

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Jessica Miranda
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Jessica Miranda

Jessica is a passionate fan who lives and breathes for football. Growing up in Sao Paulo, she grew up following the Corinthians through thick and thin. However, her love of football doesn't stop with watching games, her spare time is spent reading football articles from around the world. For the latest on Brazilian football and underground blogs and Twitter pages, Jessica is one to follow.

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Jessica is a passionate fan who lives and breathes for football. Growing up in Sao Paulo, she grew up following the Corinthians through thick and thin. However, her love of football doesn't stop with watching games, her spare time is spent reading football articles from around the world. For the latest on Brazilian football and underground blogs and Twitter pages, Jessica is one to follow.

From photos, to videos and testimonial of relatives: I have an arsenal of records showing my instant connection to the rounder ball. I just naturally adored it. And when I got old enough to start to grasp the concepts of what we call football, my passion evolved into love, the eternal kind.

In my life, football is not restricted to a 90 minute game. I devour it by reading books, magazines and articles (and writing some), by listening to podcasts and more recently watching football YouTube channels. I came across Copa90 through a FifaPlaya video, but the short documentaries and the devotion to the fans that made me stay.

As I had fallen in love almost at first sight with Copa90, it seemed pretty natural to apply to “In Search Of”. I’ve been waiting for this opportunity as I could deeply related to the purpose of the channel. And I f****** love football.

It is a great joy to be among the three finalists. Nevertheless, my ambition goes beyond that. I hope I can show you guys why I would be a great voice to represent South America’s passion fever for the most loved game in the world.

What is your favourite Copa90 video and why?

It’s like picking your favourite child, so bear with me. Lately, when you ask a Brazilian for a single choice, one will give you seven. I wonder why…

Obrigado, Futebol If you watched this video and did not shed a tear, there is a high chance you don’t truly deeply madly love football. And this one is so special to me as I can relate myself to the authenticity that Copa90 has told this journey in my country.

What is the best football game you have seen and why?

Corinthians 2 x 0 Boca Juniors – Libertadores Final 2nd Leg

Even though I couldn’t get a ticket to this match, this was the best game I’ve ever seen and probably will still be for decades. It was the consolidation of a perfect campaign: 14 games without a single defeat. Unbeaten. Unbent. Unbroken. Finally LIBERTADOS (free) from the curse of never winning the most important international title in Latin America.

But it all started when Ralf equalized literally in the last seconds in Venezuela, when Cassio saved this amazing ball in the quarter final, when Emerson scored this wonder goal against Neymar’s Santos in the semi-final, when Romarinho diped the Boca Juniors’ keeper in his first touch in the tournament…

On a side note, the best match I’ve attended this year was an away derby match against Palmeiras, which ended in a spectacular 3-3 draw. What made this game more special is that I was in the middle of our arch-rival’s supporters, as there were no ticket left for Corinthians. My friend had to calm myself down or we something dangerous could have happened.

What is your favourite football snack?

If I’m watching a game on TV, I like enjoy eating chocolate because I get very anxious. But when I am in the stadium, I don’t eat anything, I just religiously drink a bottle of coke at half time, so I can recover my voice a bit.

Who is your footballing idol?

Ronaldo. His knees were devastated by injuries and he still made a comeback by winning the World Cup. For me, Ronaldo means not giving up from our dreams, no matter how hard our lives are. And he retired playing for Corinthians, what else could I ask for?

I also like Romário a lot. He knew how to provoke and had a killer instinct on the field.

 

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