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Inside the Global Network of Portugal's Soccer Superfans

Casas do Benfica aren’t just gathering spaces to cheer on a wildly popular football club. In cities everywhere, they’re support networks for the Portuguese-speaking diaspora.
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Reuters

Ever since Jose Pereira moved to New England from the Azores, his Portuguese identity and community have been tied to his beloved soccer team, Benfica.

“When I came to the United States, the first thing I did was find a Portuguese newspaper and look for the Benfica score,” says Pereira, surrounded by photos, posters, and scarves honoring his favorite team. “Benfica means a lot to me. More than I want.”