The Exeter chairman, Mr. McGahey, obviously hadn't done his homework on Brazil. He expressed his surprise at seeing a game in progress as they landed in Rio:
... they were all niggers. As black as your hat,and most of them playing in bare feet.
He also presented a less than favourable picture of Brazilian pitches:
If you imagine one of the worst junior grounds you know of, and then take it up and shake it like a carpet and plentifully besprinkle it with stones and pieces of bricks, and then bake the lot in a tropical sun, you will have some remote notion of the ground...
21.7.14The Exeter team were an immense hit with the Brazilian public though, and a crowd of 10,000 plus saw them suffer only their second defeat of the tour to a combined Rio /São Paulo XI.
14.6.14 Select Norte Argentina 1 Exeter City 0 (Buenos Aires)
21.6.14 Select Sur Argentina 0 Exeter City 3 (Buenos Aires)
24.6.14 Racing Club 0 Exeter City 2 (Buenos Aires)
28.6.14 Liga Rosarina 1 Exeter City 3 (Rosario)
29.6.14 Select Avellaneda 0 Exeter City 5 (Avellaneda)
9.7.14 Liga Argentina 0 Exeter City 3 (Buenos Aires)
11.7.14 Select Argentinos 0 Exeter City 0 (Buenos Aires)
12.7.14 Liga Argentina 1 Exeter City 3 (Buenos Aires)
18.7.14 Select English Rio 0 Exeter City 3 (Rio de Janeiro)
19.7.14 Select Rio Janeiro 3 Exeter City 5 (Rio de Janeiro)
21.7.14 Select Rio São Paulo XI. 2 Exeter City 0 (Rio de Janeiro)