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Ellie Brazil Decided To Learn A New Language And New Style Of Football

  by  , Thursday 21 December 2017, Categories: Welcome

"The first two weeks I was here it was still summertime, so it was magnificent," says the 18-year-old. "It's only a different lifestyle. A couple of years back I moved to Birmingham, away from my parents and friends, so it was not something that frightened me. It drove me to take action, to get more independence and gain more life experience." Fiorentina won the league by eight points last season, so Brazil has a great deal of competition in the group, but need to force her way into the group has not dampened her enthusiasm. "It is going well in the sense of having experiences that I would not have obtained in England," she says. "I clearly wish I had been playing more than I am, but I believe that will come. The Italian is coming on gradually. Coming here meant assuring my parents I'd learn Italian and I really do enjoy it.

"The coach speaks English but the supervisor does not, so it is still a tiny translation phase. Plenty of the women speak English, but they are very strict on the truth that they need me to learn Italian. I have transferred to their country so I must mold myself into their way of life and their culture. I'm learning the important words you will need to know about the pitch: take, turn, pass, left, right, up, down. I have finally pinpointed those" Despite studying tennis, badminton, table tennis and sports as a young child, Ellie was only ever going to become a footballer. She's the daughter of Gary Brazil, the former Preston North End, Fulham and Newcastle United player who was also caretaker boss of Nottingham Forest before this season, along with her older brother Jack is now training in the Cayman Islands. agen judi online

From age three, I was in goal in the backyard with my brother pelting balls at me. I always loved football. My brother was my biggest fan since day one and he will always be my biggest fan. He is doing amazingly well outside in Grand Cayman and he has always been amazing to me, he supports me better than anybody." "The notion of playing at a World Cup was what I believed about. I never expected to be residing in Florence, but at the time it was the World Cup that made me pick soccer." Brazil realized the ambition this past year when she represented England in the U17 Women's World Cup in Jordan. I am glad I made the ideal option."

Drawn in a group together with mighty Brazil, a gifted Nigeria side and eventual winners North Korea, England battled through with a draw and 2 wins before being pumped out by finalists Japan in the quarter-finals. "We went to the championship like any other group: we wanted to win. We had no anticipation because we were not named as the favorites. We were the underdogs and obtained given the toughest group, but that drove us even more. We were a part of a group nobody will forget." "Going out from the Japanese was challenging. We did so well against Korea [drawing 3-3] and we thought they would be like that. After the match, we all agreed that we got outplayed. It was heartbreaking, but we also could not put into words what it felt like to get into a quarter-final. We wanted to get into the semi-finals because we felt if we did we can reach the final, so to be that close and not get there was catastrophic."

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