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La Copa Del Mundo

When we arrived in Colombia in February 2014, excitement was already building for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Shortly after we settled into Bogotá the ‘Panini’ stickers were on every corner and it wasn’t long before the replica ‘Camisas’ of bright amarilla (yellow) started popping up on traders’ stalls. 1,300 more words


16 moments that help Miroslav Klose surpass Ronaldo

Miroslav Klose has surpassed the record of Ronaldo – the phenomenon, to become the top scorer in the World Cup history. More meaningful, the 16th goal was scored in the game that Germany defeated Brazil 7-1, the home team of the legend Ronaldo. 354 more words

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U.S. Soccer Breaking Records

Even if you’re not a soccer fan, it’s hard to not get swept up in soccer fever. And many are. The U.S. vs Ghana game on 6/16 made ratings history for ESPN, with 7of all households tunedRead more…

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World Cup stadiums leave a troubled legacy in Brazil

Associated Press, 5/2/2015

Brazil spent billions of dollars renovating and building World Cup stadiums that were supposed to help modernize and improve local soccer. Almost a year after the tournament ended, the nation is still trying to figure out what to do with them. 91 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

Book review – Stuck on You: The Rise and Fall… & Rise of Panini Stickers by Greg Lansdowne

“As the subtitle of this book implies, the art of sticker collecting has been making a comeback in recent years. Author Greg Lansdowne cites research claiming that during the summer of 2014, over $4million was spent on eBay by bidders on items that matched the keywords ‘Panini World Cup’. 110 more words

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UEFA Champions League - Who moves on Barcelona, Bayern, Madrid, or Juventus?

I’ve been a bit busy lately so apologies for not offering up any research on Possession with Purpose; lots going on with it at the moment while all five competitions I measure are still going at full speed. 400 more words

Possession With Purpose


As the typical Brazilian girl that I am, soccer is a big deal in my life. It’s a big part of my culture and I guess it somewhat defines part of me. 641 more words