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Archives: Brazil

Oscar Must Shine If Brazil Want to Win Record Sixth World Cup

Posted on by Matt Jones
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There are few soccer nations that immortalize their icons of the game quite like Brazil. Ahead of this World Cup, we were treated to imagery of Brazilian greats gone, reminded of their stature in the in the history of the … Continue reading

FIFA Announces No Action Taken Against Juan Zuniga And Denies Brazil’s Thiago Silva Appeal

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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FIFA announced on Monday that disciplinary action will not be taken against Juan Zuniga for his tackle on Neymar which ended the World Cup of the Brazilian superstar. The tackle took place during the later stages of Colombia’s 2-1 loss … Continue reading

World Cup Semifinal Odds and Backstories On Argentina, Germany, Brazil and Netherlands

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Three-time World Cup loser Netherlands is the only outsider in a final four that features three of the most successful sides in history. Still, Argentina, Brazil, and Germany, despite having won more than half of all the World Cups played, … Continue reading

The Contenders to Win the Golden Ball Trophy At World Cup 2014

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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With only four matches left in another glorious edition of the World Cup, a new champion of the tournament will be crowned soon. Another competition is heating up in Brazil as the Golden Ball is still up for the taking. … Continue reading

Why It’s Too Soon to Count Brazil Out of the World Cup

Posted on by Abe Asher
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In the past 48 hours, I’ve lost count the number of conversations I’ve had with people or have overheard others talking about how Brazil won’t be able to defeat Germany due to the loss of Neymar and Thiago Silva. In … Continue reading

With Neymar Out of the World Cup, Who Will Be Brazil’s New Talisman?

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The Brazilian nation should be bristling with positivity and excitement. The Selecao have overcome the enormous pressure heaped upon them by a fervent soccer nation. They’ve conquered some fearsome opponents and subsequently, they find themselves in the semi-final of a … Continue reading

Travels in Brazil: World Cup Matchday Experience in Salvador, Brazil

Posted on by Jameson Lam
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SALVADOR, BRAZIL – The day had finally arrived.  This was the whole point of booking a plane ticket less than a month ago and deciding to come down to Brazil at the last minute (besides, of course, the experience of … Continue reading

German Manager Joachim Löw Concerned About “Brutal and Crude” Challenges

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Germany Manager Joachim Löw expressed concerns about the “brutal and crude” challenges that were witnessed in Brazil’s 2-1 World Cup quarterfinal victory over Colombia on Saturday. Germany faces Brazil in the semifinals on Tuesday. Mexican referee Marco Rodríguez has been selected … Continue reading

WATCH Brazil vs Germany, 2002 World Cup Final; The Full 90 Minutes [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Despite having secured a grand total of seven World Cup trophies between them prior to the 2002 tournament, meetings between Brazil and Germany have been scarce in the biggest soccer tournament of them all. In fact, prior to the competition … Continue reading

Travels in Brazil: Attending the FIFA Interactive World Cup at The Budweiser Hotel

Posted on by Jameson Lam
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RIO DE JANEIRO — Budweiser has taken over the five-star Pestana Rio Atlantica Hotel on the Copacabana beach and transformed it into the Budweiser Hotel by Pestana.  Throughout the World Cup, the Budweiser Hotel has partnered with numerous brands to … Continue reading

WATCH Neymar’s Touching Message to Fans After World Cup-Ending Injury [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Neymar’s injury that he sustained in the game with Colombia was painful to watch. The knee in the back from Juan Zúñiga broke a bone in Neymar’s vertebrae. And when Neymar was stretchered off the pitch, you could tell he … Continue reading

Neymar Confident Brazil Will Make Him a World Champion

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Brazil’s superstar Neymar was ruled out of the World Cup on Friday after sustaining an injury late on in the 2-1 victory over Colombia. The FC Barcelona man who has been among the most influential players in this World Cup … Continue reading

Odds On Brazil, Germany, Argentina or Holland Winning the World Cup

Posted on by Chris McFarland
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Which team has the best odds to win the 2014 World Cup, and which teams will win in the semi-finals? Find out below. First, an update regarding how the odds are determined. Using Elo ratings (ER), an elegant metric for … Continue reading

Which 2 Teams Will Reach the World Cup Final?

Posted on by Alex Muller
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From 32 teams at the beginning of the 2014 World Cup, the tournament has now been narrowed down to the four teams that have qualified for the semi-final. Who will it be that will reach the final? Will it be … Continue reading

Deaths in Belo Horizonte Overpass Accident Add to Brazil’s Poor Record of Work-Related Deaths

Posted on by Ilija Trojanovic
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You may have heard the news reports that two people died on Thursday when an overpass, which was supposed to be ready for the World Cup in Belo Horizonte to connect the international airport to the stadium area, collapsed, flattening … Continue reading

Brazil’s Neymar Ruled Out of the World Cup (VIDEO)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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UPDATE 9:30 PM ET: NEYMAR HAS BEEN RULED OUT OF THE WORLD CUP  Brazil’s talismanic superstar Neymar is a serious doubt for the host nation’s semifinal clash against Germany on Tuesday. The FC Barcelona man came into today’s quarterfinal match against nursing … Continue reading

Travels in Brazil: Street Art Critiques of the World Cup [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Jameson Lam
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RIO DE JANEIRO — For those viewers watching World Cup coverage on television in the United States on ESPN and Univision, there has been hardly any coverage, if any at all, since the opening day regarding the protests against FIFA … Continue reading

WATCH Brazil 2-1 Colombia: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Brazil persevered in a challenging match against Colombia to come out 2-1 winners, and to book a place in the semi-final of the World Cup against Germany. Thiago Silva opened the scoring in the 7th minute after some poor defending … Continue reading