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Wagner Soccer has spent 10 years in Brazil developing friendships and partnerships that are culturally significant for those in the U.S. as well as those living in Brazil. Our Tangará project was started as part of the Wagner Soccer Intercambio (Exchange) program. The program started out as a way for American children to understand what soccer is to those around the world. It ended up being a culturally significant event in the Northeast of Brazil. We aim to develop a framework to further contextualize contemporary issues, such as women rights, as women's soccer opportunities are limited. 

Wagner Soccer developed a platform by which children in the United States and Brazil could learn what it was like to participate in activities together. What was most significant was the Girls Soccer Initiative that Bob Wagner and his family commenced in 2012 and came to fruition in 2014.

We provide:

  • Soccer Exchanges

  • Capoeira Exchanges

  • 10 - 14 day tours

  • 4 - 6 week immersive tours

  • 6 months immersion programs

  • Fully customizable experiences


During the summer, Wagner Soccer runs cultural soccer tours to Brazil. These “Experience” tours are a way to learn about other cultures and customs through soccer, capoeira, tourism, and education.

The Wagner Soccer Intercambio program is one of cultural immersion. Wagner Soccer introduces the American kids to Portuguese, capoeira, soccer, food, dance, and other things typical in Brazilian culture. You are immediately immersed directly into the culture, living much like Brazilians during your time in Brazil. The goal is not to play soccer against Brazilian players but to plunge themselves in the lives of Brazilians; to truly understand what it is like to be a kid in Brazil. There is no participation against soccer escolinhas (schools) in Natal, instead, they will train with those escolinhas and the coaches who run them. The Americans and Brazilians will join together and teach each other about customs, language, friendship, and soccer.

Passion, respect, community, andfFamily are what participants of the Wagner Academy Intercambio will experience. It will change the perspectives and lives of those participating from the United States and those who welcome them in Brazil.

If you are interested in getting more information in regards to our cultural and educational projects in Natal, Brazil, please contact us.

Natal, RN

     Natal is one of the most spectacular cities in Brazil. With its 365 days a year of tropical weather and known for having the best air quality in the Americas, Natal is a virtual paradise in a modern, tranquil city. The warm ocean waters and breathtaking scenery will provide for fantastic outdoor excursions.

          For excitement, tour participants will take dune buggies through the famous dunes of Natal. The rides, with or without “emotion,” will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Other sites such as the historical Forte do Reis Magos, the picturesque town of Pipa, and snorkeling at Maracajau are just some of the many things that participants may explore during their time in paradise.

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