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Rio Olympics Won't Help Brazil's Economy if the World Cup Is Any Guide

Raymond Colitt – Bloomberg, 1/16/2015

The 2016 Olympics will be no panacea for Brazil’s faltering economy if last year’s World Cup is any guide. Contrary to government projections, Brazil has failed to lure to its beaches and jungles many of the 3.5 billion TV viewers that followed the tournament. 117 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

Nike Celebrates Cristiano Ronaldo with Exclusive Diamond Shoe

Hi everyone,
Yesterday Cristiano Ronaldo received his 3rd Ballon d’Or. Nike celebrates its star in style by launching the Mercurial CR7 Gold.
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Sponsorship

POLL: Ballon d'Or Winner 2014

The winner of the 2014 Ballon d’Or will be announced this evening in an event held in Zurich.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Manuel Neuer will pick up the most prestigious prize available to a football player. 422 more words

Football

Chart: Who deserve 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Messi, Ronaldo or Neur?

womenforfootball- It is that time of the year that the debate of Messi or Ronaldo heats up. For long, football fans zoom in on two of the greatest footballers, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo place them against each other in each game to prove who is better. 362 more words

Club Football

My Team Of The Year: 2014

2014 was, inevitably, another calendar year of football that encompassed class, controversy and above all else, entertainment. Real Madrid secured an elusive 10th Champions League crown against city rivals Atletico, Brazil hosted a spectacular World Cup before being thumped 7-1 in their own backyard by eventual winners Germany and Luis Suarez was at the centre of another mass furore after biting Giorgio Chiellini, and was punished with a £70m move to one of the biggest clubs in the world. 1,761 more words

World Cup 2014

"I Got No Respect From Wenger!" - Podolski

Following his loan switch to Inter Milan, Lukas Podolski has revealed the cold treatment he received from his manager Arsene Wenger. 296 more words

MatchDay Memory: Luis Suarez Then and Now Part II (Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz)

Imagine a time in the distant future when a player named Luis Enrique joins FC Barcelona or a new Hughes is signed by Manchester United.  That player will inevitably be compared to their predecessor, with the shadow of former glory always hovering around the player.  541 more words

FC Barcelona