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Archives: Brazil

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

Brazil vs Colombia, Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Who will play Germany in the semi-final? Will it be Brazil or Colombia? This promises to be an entertaining game featuring might versus muscle. Take your pick. Where to watch – The 4 PM EST/12 PM PST kick-off can be … Continue reading

Colombia Star James Rodriguez Scores a Penalty Against Brazil [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Colombia’s star player James Rodriguez scored from a penalty kick to pull Colombia back into the game, to reduce the scoreline to 2-1 to Brazil. Rodriguez scored in the 78th minute after Colombia went on the attack but Brazil goalkeeper … Continue reading

David Luiz Scores Sensational Goal Against Colombia [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Brazil defender David Luiz scored the best free kick goal of the World Cup after his sensational shot swerved into the back of the net against Colombia on Friday night. With the goal, Luiz may have sealed victory for Brazil … Continue reading

WATCH Thiago Silva Score For Brazil Against Colombia [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Brazil defender Thiago Silva scored in the seventh minute for Brazil against Colombia, for a perfect start to the host country’s World Cup qualifier in Fortaleza. The early goal by the central defender featured Silva kneeing the ball into the … Continue reading

Predicted Lineups for Brazil vs Colombia: World Cup Quarterfinal

Posted on by Charlie Bennett
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Brazil has been given a massive boost ahead of their quarter-final with Colombia with the news that star player Neymar has been declared fit. The poster boy of the tournament was a doubt after he picked up knee and thigh … Continue reading

Predictions and Previews For World Cup Quarterfinals

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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  The World Cup is well and truly into the business end of the competition. As the dust settles on the round of 16 there’s been no shortage of drama, controversy and talking points. The best South American side playing … Continue reading

Colombia vs Brazil Preview: Colombia Faces Toughest Test in World Cup

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Yellow shirts, enthralling attacking play and rhythmic celebrations; for so long that’s been the narrative for Brazilian teams that have dazzled us all at the World Cup. But in their own backyard, there’s another team stealing the show. While seven … Continue reading

Brazilian Superstar Neymar Should Be Fit For Quarterfinal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The host nation Brazil has been sweating on the fitness of Neymar whose delivered the winning penalty in the shootout versus Chile on Saturday.  In that match, Neymar suffered thigh and knee injuries that have been under close evaluation by Brazilian … Continue reading

Brazilian Superstar Kaka Mobbed By Orlando City Fans At Airport [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The wait is over: Brazilian superstar Kaka arrived in Orlando tonight after opting out of his contract with AC Milan. He will be officially unveiled tomorrow as Orlando City’s first designated player. A large crowd turned out at Orlando International … Continue reading

Travels In Brazil: How I Became Brazil’s Good Luck Charm Against Chile in the World Cup

Posted on by Jameson Lam
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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilians have a reputation of loving soccer with a crazy passion that is unrivaled.  Based on my own experience here (at least after one day), that reputation is fully justified. We had just arrived into Rio … Continue reading

5 Observation From Brazil-Chile World Cup Game

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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Brazil may be through but Luis Felipe Scolari will be extremely worried about his team’s form.  They came up against a fired-up Chile who could have easily dumped the hosts out of the tournament had Mauricio Pinilla’s effort had been … Continue reading

WATCH Brazil Defeat Chile 3-2 On Penalties; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Aaron Mateer
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Brazil defeated Chile on penalty kicks to qualify for the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. After a tense 1-1 game and 30 minutes of scoreless extra time in Belo Horizonte, the World Cup match went to penalty kicks … Continue reading