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World Cup 2014 in Brazil

One year ago, especially for this occasion, I made two penguins as the funs of Mundial. One of them was in national colours of Brazil, other mine, despite Polish team didn’t play in this competition :) 7 more words

Modular Origami

Brazil announce "social injustice" as new national sport after Copa America shame

Brazil’s government has reacted to its football team’s shameful defeat in the Copa America to Paraguay by removing football as the country’s national sport and replacing it with “social injustice”, according to sources close to officials. 193 more words


Brazil out in the quarters as Paraguay progress on penalties

Brazil are eliminated from the Copa América at the quarter-final stage after losing 3-2 on penalties to Paraguay following a 1-1 draw.

Derlis González scored an equalising penalty in normal time and scored the winning goal in the shootout to lead the 2011 runners up to the semi-finals for just the third time in 26 years. 626 more words

Copa America 2015


What better day to recap the USA/Germany than exactly one year later? It’s better late than never and, truly, still a very vivid memory. 

When our alarm went off on the morning of the USA/Germany game, we could hear the rain outside. 630 more words

World Cup 2014

In sun and shadow - a narrative for soccer and much else besides...

To this blog’s celebration of Latin American ‘magic realism’, and its search for meaning, must be added ‘Soccer in Sun and Shadow’ – Eduardo Galeano’s reflections on the ‘beautiful game’. 837 more words


Go Easy on Neymar

One year ago today, Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez transformed an otherwise uneventful round of World Cup play – two relatively boring games, one of which featured the already-eliminated English national team – into a global referendum on biting. 637 more words

Brazil World Cup stadiums symbol of tournament's dubious legacy

Vivek Chaudhary – ESPN FC, 6/20/2015

As Brazil marks one year since hosting the World Cup, it reflects on the tournament’s checkered legacy. More than $3 billion was spent on building five new stadiums and renovating seven existing ones, but many of these so-called white elephants are as likely now to collect dust as they are to generate ticket receipts. 69 more words

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