Altinha, Rio de Janeiro's Favorite Unofficial Sport

Beach soccer, Brazilian style, is Cariocas' favorite pasttime.

ByABC News
June 27, 2013, 4:18 PM

June 28, 2013— -- In Brazil, soccer is king, but in Rio de Janeiro, beachgoers bring the sport right to the water's edge with a spinoff they call altinha- Portuguese for "a little higher."

Locals have been playing it for the past 20 years, and thanks to the Confederations Cup competition taking place right now in Brazil (along with the upcoming World Cup), the sport is gaining notoriety.

At first glance, it looks rather easy, but Jack Feeley found out that it takes a little bit of practice to play the sport.

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