Monday, March 10th 2014 - 06:24 UTC

Brazil opens the ninth World Cup stadium; three more on the waiting list

The Arena da Amazonia will host four matches in June, including England vs. Italy and United States vs. Portugal

Brazilian officials inaugurated the Arena da Amazonia in the Amazon city of Manaus, the ninth World Cup stadium to become available for soccer’s showcase event. Three still have to be finished, including the one hosting the opening match in Sao Paulo in about three months.

Wednesday, March 5th 2014 - 04:30 UTC

Blatter becomes Brazilian: Cup problems under control: it will be an exceptional event

Brazil is “the country of football, and they will receive this competition with open arms and full of their heart”, according to Blatter.

Problems with Brazil's World Cup venues are under control with just 100 days to go before the first match kicks off, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday.

Thursday, February 27th 2014 - 21:19 UTC

British cruisers name favorite cruise ships in 2014

Royal Caribbean rode the waves in the awards for the Large Ship class, with Serenade of the Seas

Cruise Critic has released its 2014 Cruise Critic U.K. Cruisers' Choice Awards, the cruise awards based entirely on reviews submitted by cruisers. Royal Caribbean rode the waves in the awards for the Large Ship class, with Serenade of the Seas, the third ship in the Radiance-class fleet, named Best Overall ship, Best Value-for-Money and Best Dining. Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas took Best for Embarkation.

Tuesday, February 25th 2014 - 17:29 UTC

Gibraltar moved from Group to avoid playing Spain at qualifier for UEFA EURO 2016

The Rock team will now play Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Poland and Georgia

Gibraltar will play against the might of Germany, Scotland, Poland, the Republic of Ireland and Georgia in Group D of the qualifying rounds in the Euro 2016 football championships. Gibraltar’s first match is a home-fixture on 7 September against Poland.

Tuesday, February 25th 2014 - 04:19 UTC

Barca pays 13.5m Euros on the contract of Neymar after charges of tax-fraud

The club has now paid just short of 100 million Euros to secure the Brazilian player's services

Barcelona have made a payment of 13.5 million Euros ($18.53 million) to the Spanish treasury, after they were charged last week with tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar.

Monday, February 24th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Sao Paulo protest against World Cup and demand more hospitals and schools

Brazil's business city will host the inaugural match of the Cup

Brazilian police used tear gas and made an estimated 230 arrests on Saturday evening to disperse a protest in Sao Paulo ahead of the World Cup. Among those arrested in Brazil's business hub, which will host the opening match of the World Cup on June 12, were five journalists, O Estado de Sao Paulo daily reported.

Saturday, February 22nd 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Dilma invites the pope to the World Cup and presents him with a 'verde-amarella' jersey

The number 10 jersey from Brazilian football greatest Pele

Pope Francis received Friday in a private audience Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who formally invited the Argentine pontiff to visit her country during the World Cup soccer championship, which begins June 12.

Saturday, February 22nd 2014 - 05:48 UTC

Tall ships parade in Punta del Este; Mujica invited to a reception in ARA Libertad

ARA Libertad will host Mujica and Argentine ambassador Dovena

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica is scheduled to attend a reception on Saturday at Argentina's tall ship Libertad, which together with several similar vessels is participating in the '2014 Latin American Sails' tour of thirteen Latin American and Caribbean ports, and on Friday arrived to Punta del Este.

Friday, February 21st 2014 - 10:02 UTC

Barcelona charged with tax fraud when the purchase of Brazil's forward Neymar

Neymar, how much was the final price and how was the split

Barcelona have been charged by a Spanish court with committing tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar last year in the latest twist to a saga that has already claimed the scalp of the club president.

Thursday, February 20th 2014 - 10:27 UTC

Scolari wants to banish the ghosts of the 1950 when Brazil was beaten by Uruguay

Ghiggia the Uruguayan striker that with his goal silenced 200.000 Brazilian fans ready to celebrate.

Coach Luis Filipe Scolari says he wants Brazil to banish the ghosts of 1950, when his country last hosted the World Cup and lost the final in a defeat against neighboring Uruguay that has haunted them ever since.


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