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Friday, June 27th 2014 - 06:56 UTC

Mujica strongly supports Suárez and blasts FIFA: “they went too far”

“The fact is that we are small and our television rights are not worth much”,  pointed out Mujica.

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica blasted FIFA's Thursday decision to fine and suspend the country's main scorer Luis Suarez from any football activity for four months arguing the association that rules world football measures things with different rods, and since Uruguay “is a small country, it's cheap for them”.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014 - 04:19 UTC

Brazil's supermodel declines invitation to deliver the World Cup 13 July

Gisele Bündchen was to deliver the World Cup to the winning team next 13 July instead of President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil's supermodel Gisele Bündchen who was to deliver the World Cup to the winning team next 13 July has declined the invitation from FIFA. Allegedly Gisele does not want to link her image to an event which has been highly criticized by Brazilian public opinion, according to the Brazilian media.

Friday, June 20th 2014 - 07:15 UTC

Striker Suarez admitted having dreamt he would score two goals

The first head goal was a combination with Cavani

Striker Luis Suarez admitted he had dreamt he was going to score two goals, the two that helped Uruguay defeat England 2-1 in the 2014 World Cup and leaves the team led by Gerard in a most uncomfortable position.

Thursday, June 19th 2014 - 06:02 UTC

Brazil gives 85 hooligans 72 hours to leave the country or be deported

Hooligans broke into the press center of the Maracaná stadium minutes before the Chile/Spain match  (Pic BBC)

At least 85 hooligans mostly Chileans were given 72 hours to abandon Brazil following their arrests for having broken into the Maracaná stadium and destroyed most of the press centre. The incidents happened minutes before the Chile-Spain match in Rio do Janeiro on Wednesday when the South American team knocked out the reigning Cup kings.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 23:25 UTC

UK minister arrives in Brazil to cheer for England and promote business and tourism

As the Equalities minister, Ms Grant will see some of Brazil's sport social inclusion programs that are making 'such a difference to people’s lives'

UK Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities Helen Grant arrives in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to cheer for the English team in the World Cup, and to share experience and promote the values and policies that transform social reality.

Monday, June 16th 2014 - 06:46 UTC

Merkel fully committed to reach an EU/Mercosur trade deal

The German Chancellor met on Sunday with President Rousseff in Brasilia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Brazil on Sunday that she will do her utmost to bring to successful end negotiations for a cooperation and free trade deal between the European Union and Mercosur.

Monday, June 16th 2014 - 06:37 UTC

Tear gas and pepper spray against World Cup demonstrators in Rio do Janeiro

“Hey FIFA, return to Switzerland” chanted the demonstrators

Brazilian police used tear gas and pepper spray to prevent some 200 protestors from getting near Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium Sunday during the Argentina-Bosnia World Cup game.

Saturday, June 14th 2014 - 09:20 UTC

Rousseff will attend no more Cup games, because of the barrage of insults received

 The Brazilian president will not even attend the Germany match where she was expected to meet Chancellor Merkel

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff will not be attending any more matches of the World Cup following on the insults and verbal aggressions she received on Thursday during the opening ceremony and the Croatia-Brazil game, reported the Sao Paulo media.

Saturday, June 14th 2014 - 09:13 UTC

“Malvinas son Argentinas” sparks FIFA disciplinary proceedings

The controversial banner previous to the Eslovenia-Argentina match

FIFA can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Argentina Football Association (AFA) relating to an incident that occurred at the friendly match between Argentina and Slovenia on 7 June in La Plata, Argentina.

Friday, June 13th 2014 - 08:02 UTC

Croatian coach warned World Cup could become a 'circus'

“If that’s a penalty, we don’t need to play football anymore. Let’s play basketball instead”, said Kovac

Croatian coach Niko Kovac warned on Thursday the World Cup could become a “circus” after Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura awarded a soft 71st-minute penalty to hosts Brazil in the opening game of the tournament.

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