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Miss World 2014: Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss!

Rolene Strauss – Miss South Africa

  • Age: 22
  • Height: 177
  • Occupation: Student – Medical Studies

Rolene says her family made her who she is today. A 4th year Medical student, she praises her father’s influence, interesting her in medicine, her mother taught her the power of the mind and her brother, compassion and patience. 288 more words

Celebrity Gossip

I Met Lukas Podolski Once. He Wasn't Nice.

Lukas Podolski loves Brazil. He learnt some Portuguese for the World Cup. He posted Instagram pics just for Brazilian fans. He writes on twitter using Brazilian hashtags such as #tamojunto and #énois. 415 more words

The Day We Lost Billy Bremner, a Superstar to Eclipse Any Today - by Rob Atkinson

The more I see of football these days, with all of its allegedly “world class” stars, the more I think of the guy who scored the first goal I ever saw Leeds United score – in the flesh, so to speak.   1,371 more words

Football

World Cup Rewind: Penalties break a nation's heart

I was just reflecting …

If it’s one thing I disliked about the World Cup this year, it was the penalties. Of course, rules are rules and penalties are part of the rules, but some of them were heartbreaking to watch. 178 more words

World Cup 2014

FIFA Women's World Cup 2015

The draw has been made for the 2015 FIFA’s Women’s World Cup that will be played in Canada between 6 June and 5 July.

The championship, like the men’s version, has been played every four years since the  inaugural tournament held in China in 1991. 175 more words

Brazil

Brazil World Cup stadiums 50 percent over budget: report

Andrew Downie – Reuters, 12/4/2014

The 12 stadiums used in this year’s soccer World Cup cost 50 percent more than planned and only six of the 35 promised public transportation projects were finished on time, according to an as yet unpublished report from Brazil’s Federal Accounts Court. 77 more words

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