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Brazilian fans as passionate as any

Long Beach man Dunbar isn't from Brazil, but he considers the Selecao his team

Updated: July 2, 2010, 1:46 AM ET
By Scott French | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

TORRANCE, Calif. -- The World Cup has a knack for turning otherwise sober souls into raving Brazilians, has had that knack since Pelé first teamed up with Garrincha to show the world what beauty was possible on a futebol field. Joga bonito, Futebol Arte, Samba soccer, "The Beautiful Game" -- it's all about Brazil, and Brazil, no question, is the world's favorite team.

Starting with that Pelé/Garrincha-inspired title run in 1958, the Brazilians have won an unprecedented five World Cup titles, ...

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