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World Cup News & Notes

Interesting World Cup News and Notes

– The latest about la copa del mundo:

– This is an excellent explanation of the importance of futebol in Brazil’s politics, its history and the meaning of this World Cup to the nation of Brazil:
Brazil’s politicians banking on World Cup victory to help soothe unrest
In-Depth-The Guardian
– The World Cup 2010 brought South Africa a lot of pride and about 220,000 tourists, but that was below forecasts: South Africa’s World Cup warning to Brazil:
South Africa World Cup
CNNMoney-by Matt Egan

Storm Troopers and Sugarloaf

Storm Troopers and Sugarloaf

– Brazilian Security is serious. Check out these photos:
World Cup 2014: Brazil’s Security Forces Mean Business, With …
Huffington Post UK-22 hours ago

– There are street protests, corruptive politics, labor strikes, construction delays, inadequate infrastructure, crime, and an impoverished homeless population. But when you turn on your television sets to ESPN in the coming weeks you’ll get something very different…
Brazil Shows its Best Side with the World Watching
NY Daily News

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– World Cups are never just about what transpires on the field…
20 World Cup goals that changed history
Washington Post (blog)-13 hours ago

2014 World Cup Brazil: Travel tips to know before you go
Los Angeles Times-Jun 6, 2014
You must have a visa to travel in Brazil. World Cup ticketholders get free visas; …
8 Reasons the Brazil World Cup could be a complete disaster
International Business Times – June 7, 2014
World Cup tourists, get ready for sticker shock
In-Depth-The Seattle Times-Jun 5, 2014
#WorldCup: How to Stay Safe when Visiting Brazil
Yahoo Travel-Jun 4, 2014

– Can’t make it to Brazil for the World Cup? You can tour the stadiums with Google StreetView:
Google Takes Users inside the 2014 World Cup Stadiums

The Billion-Dollar Business Of The World Cup
Forbes
Brazilian President Rejects Criticism Over World Cup
Opinion-New York Times-Jun 3, 2014
Brazil Strikes a Threat to a Smooth World Cup
In-Depth-ABC News
As Brazil Barrels Toward World Cup, Brazilians Aren’t Feeling It
Blog
-NPR (blog)-
Brazilian President hosts dinner to defend World Cup preps
In-Depth-CNN-Jun 4, 2014

Brazilian Star Neymar

Brazilian Star Neymar

– Are some of Brazil’s host cities dangerous sources of Dengue Fever? Here’s an article that says one scientific study is warning travelers to be cautious to avoid Dengue in three World Cup cities: Dengue Danger?

Pele in action

Pele in action

– The legendary Pele believes that Brazil is going to host a fantastic World Cup despite the political problems that plague the country.

– Listen to the song you will be hearing everywhere in the next few months – the Official Song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup – “We Are One (Ole Ola)”, written and co-produced by Pitbull and featuring Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian star Claudia Leitte. Click here to listen to the song which will be the soundtrack to this year’s event, and get ready for more World Cup music from Santana, Wyclef, Ricky Martin, Shakira and more!!!!!

One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album

One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album

– Check out this inspirational television ad in support of Chile’s National Team for the World Cup, featuring those miners who spent 69 days underground.

– Before the opening game of the World Cup, a paralyzed Brazilian will not only walk, but will kick the ceremonial first ball, using an exoskeleton controlled by the brain. This futuristic demonstration will show off the incredible work of Brazilian scientist and visionary Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, who is creating life-changing technology that you thought only existed in science fiction. Learn more about the inspiring Brazilian scientists whose patients will kick off the World Cup, by clicking here.

Young Brazilian Fan

Young Brazilian Fan

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