Madeira: Spectator Sports
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Football is an obsession on the island of Madeira and is a spectactor sport enjoyed by the whole family. The main football stadium is off Rua do Dr Pita, to the west of Madeira’s capital, Funchal. Football matches are followed on TV sets in restaurants and cafes and when there are home games football spectators in club colours fill the streets, often singing with some sort of musical accompaniment. The atmosphere at football matches is good-natured and free of violence.