Category Archives: soccer

Ronaldinho R10 is now a samba singer and composer

The midfielder Ronaldinho, from soccer team Atlético – MG has always had one foot in samba, be it by singing song refrains among teammates or his known sambadinha(a samba dance) he did celebrating after a goal. If he is already known in the soccer fields around the world, off the field it’s time to invest [...]

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More than two million tickets already sold for the World Cup

FIFA said it has sold 2.3 million tickets for the World Cup, representing around three quarters of tickets available. This number occurs at the end of the first part of the second phase of ticket sales. For the next step, there will be seven sold out matches, which, however, will still have last minute entries [...]

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Meet the 18 thousand people working for free at the World Cup

FIFA will make a profit of around US$ 3 billion with the World Cup in Brazil, but 18 thousand people will work for free. They prepare to provide services during the World Cup matches, with a 10 hours daily journey. Thousands of people from all Brazilian states and other countries have applied. Brazilian law says [...]

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Violence between supporters interrupts game in the country of the World Cup 2014. Impressive scenes!

Inside the stadium there were no cops. Internal security was done by private contractors for the service, hired by the board of Atletico – PR. The local police, responsible for the security in the vicinity of the Joinville Arena, explained why there was no police inside the stadium because it was a private event and [...]

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English and Italians desperate with the “death group”, while others are laughing with excitement(Argentina for example)

Newspapers from around the world echoed the draw for the 2014 World Cup, held last Friday, and Italians, English and Uruguayans lamented the difficulty level of Group D, while other countries celebrated the result. The sports press in Australia rated this Saturday as “brutal” the group of his football team along with Spain, Holland and [...]

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Adidas launches Brazuca, the official ball of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil

Adidas presented on Tuesday, Brazuca the official ball of the World Cup 2014, with a fireworks show. The replacement of the Jabulani was launched in a 3D projection lights and images on the walls of Parque Lage in party in the south of Rio de Janeiro . Light guns showed all models released since the [...]

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Argentine newspaper denounces problems to buy ticket for World Cup in Brazil

The Argentine newspaper Clarín said that the sale of tickets in the second round of offers lasted less than seven hours to drain. In one of the parts of matter, sources from AFA ( Argentine Football Association ) revealed that they lost track of how many agencies [ Travel ] bought tickets and “as always [...]

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and we’re back… growing just like the dollar against the real

In July 2007, while delivering his proposal to FIFA, Brazil guaranteed that 18 cities were able to host World Cup matches. A month later, FIFA inspectors toured the stadiums and infrastructure in  Rio, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Porto Alegre and met the projects of other cities. Finally, on October 30, 2007, came the [...]

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Flamengo, the most popular brazilian soccer team also has a football team

Flamengo, known as the most popular Brazilian soccer team, also has a football team and launches its new uniform this week. But the image of what could be the team helmet has emerged on the Internet. It would be predominantly red, with a black band in the middle and the initials of the club (CRF) [...]

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A few good reasons not to go to the World Cup 2014 in Brazil and one good one to go

The British press was incredulous on Friday before the Brazilian Justice decision to authorize the friendly match between England and Brazil in the Maracanã stadium hours after the same had been prohibited for safety reasons. The match, which will be played on Sunday and represents the official inauguration of the stadium after three years of [...]

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Barcelona increases offer to bring Neymar to play soccer in Europe

Barcelona Football Club team does not give up on hiring Neymar, the Brazilian soccer wiz kid. After increasing the proposed € 16 million (R$ 42 million) to € 22 million (R$ 57 million), UOL Sport found that a representative of the Catalan club called leaders of the Santos team in Brazil, where Neymar currently plays and on the [...]

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Professional soccer players go hungry in Brazil… and fail to get health assistance

The news are sad and require reflection: Players of America-SE, a soccer club in Sergipe, northeast of Brazil, almost fainted during a match of the state tournament. The reason? Hunger. Without proper nutrition for a professional athlete (biscuit and pastel only), the defender and the striker of the team almost fainted after the duel against [...]

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Three decades after quitting soccer professionally, the Pelé brand still makes R$ 30 million a year on marketing

It’s been over 30 years, that Pelé hung up his boots, and the world saw the emergence of new stars in football but none of them reached the level of the eternal shirt 10 of the brazilian Santos Futebol Club.   Pelé was not just a machine for scoring goals. There were 1284 total, with [...]

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Brazil and Nike 3 x Argentina and Adidas 4

In friendly matches leading up to the World Cup, the victory of Argentina over Brazil meant a double defeat dose to Nike, sponsor of the Brazilian Football Confederation, CBF. The game represented a chance to strengthen the company’s image in the United States, through it’s main player and sponsored athlete Neymar. For that, the sporting [...]

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World Cup 2014 in Brazil: the biggest theft in history

The former football player and congressman Romario (PSB-RJ), a leading critic of the way the World Cup 2014 is being organized, said in his profile on Facebook, that the competition become the “biggest theft in history” of the country, all because of the mismanagement of Brazilian politicians. “Brazilians, keep charging and manifesting this because it [...]

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