Brazil World Cup 2014

 
Football stars and Olympic athletes draw attention to politics and poverty in Brazil
Football stars and Olympic athletes draw attention to politics and poverty in Brazil
From here, the highest tier in the Santa Marta favela in Rio, I can see the settlement sprawled out – a jagged, tumbling clash of colours...
God is still Brazilian
God is still Brazilian
For 90 minutes and seven goals, in the semifinals in Belo Horizonte, God abandoned Brazil. But last Sunday, at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium,...
Brazil's shattered football hopes mirror society's failings
Brazil's shattered football hopes mirror society's failings
"Football is the vehicle for a series of dramatisations of our society," wrote Roberto DaMatta, a prominent Brazilian anthropologist.
Germany feeling no pressure ahead of World Cup final, says Schweinsteiger
Germany feeling no pressure ahead of World Cup final, says Schweinsteiger
Germany will feel no pressure in the World Cup final against Argentina on Sunday as they have the experience to cope with the biggest stage of all,...
World Cup: It's Messi vs The Machine
World Cup: It's Messi vs The Machine
Deep into extra time at the 2010 World Cup final, Andrés Iniesta thumped a half-volley, with mundane finality, past Dutch goalkeeper Maarten...
World Cup: Africa's good, bad and ugly
World Cup: Africa's good, bad and ugly
While the Desert Foxes and Super Eagles proved combative last-16 opponents for Germany and France, the lack of a cutting edge in attack led to...
Dozens killed in attacks on Nigeria churches ahead of World Cup game
Dozens killed in attacks on Nigeria churches ahead of World Cup game
Gunmen stormed Sunday services in four villages near Chibok in Borno state where Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls on April 14....
Latin America leads the way
Latin America leads the way
"And one fine day the goddess of the wind kisses the foot of man, that mistreated, scorned foot, and from that kiss the football idol is born,"...
Suarez takes a bite out of life
Suarez takes a bite out of life
Uruguay's Luis Suarez started off small on his carnivorous journey in the Dutch league. In 2010, his developmental years, while playing for...
Dutch dazzle World Cup with win over Spain
Dutch dazzle World Cup with win over Spain
Rain and clouds may have shrouded Salvador but the orange shirts of the Dutch fans brightened up the Arena Fonte Nova as they celebrated one of the...
Bafana draws with Socceroos in Sydney
Bafana draws with Socceroos in Sydney
Bafana Bafana held their own against a determined Australia, playing out to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on...

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