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Brazil's year of World Cup protests

With the world's eyes on Brazil for the opening of the World Cup, protests could still mar the event - and the country's international reputation.<p>Transport workers in Sao Paulo have called off a strike planned for the opening day of the tournament, but employees at Rio de Janeiro's airport are …

Brazil World Cup: Clashes at Sao Paulo and Rio protests

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1084000/1084147_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524678066_995984eb64d97cb27ca41025adcae4bb<p><b>Police clashed with protesters in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and several other host cities on Thursday as the World Cup got under way in …

Global Ticket Demand For the 2014 World Cup According To viagogo

The World Cup is slated to begin less than 24 hours from now and will easily be the biggest sporting event of the year. Host country Brazil is an early favorite, but several other teams are expected to make it deep into the tourney. With no true front runner, fans from across the globe are …

Brazilian police fire tear gas at World Cup protesters

Brazilian police fired tear gas Thursday to hold back a small group trying to work its way through Sao Paulo to the Arena Corinthians stadium to protest the World Cup.<p>At least one person was arrested, CNN's Shasta Darlington reported from the scene, 7 miles (about 11 kilometers) from the …

John Oliver Explains The World Cup And FIFA To Americans (VIDEO)

John Oliver is "both excited and extremely conflicted" about the World Cup.<p>Why? Because he loves the tournament - but it's run by FIFA.<p>Take it away, …

WORLD CUP 2014 IS HERE

Brazil's Neymar during his team's final practice at the Arena de Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

17 Wildest Things at the World Cup Opening Ceremony

Olé, olé, the World Cup has begun.<p>Brazil marked the beginning of its futbol festivities on Thursday with a grand opening ceremony that confused most …

As Croatia rages over soft penalty call against Brazil, we look at worst decisions in World Cup history

JAPANESE referee Yuichi Nishimura took centre stage Friday by presenting Brazil a soft penalty that enabled the Cup hosts to win their opening match …

Soccer

Michel Platini backs possible Qatar 2022 World Cup re-vote if corruption is proven

European soccer chief Michel Platini, one of the most prominent figures to vote four years ago to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, has called for …

Lionel Messi again named most valuable player, worth $324m

BARCELONA and Argentina star Lionel Messi remains the world’s most valuable footballer, even though his crown slipped this season, a market study …

Low calm before World Cup kick-off

The Germany coach has emphasised the importance of a composed build-up to the tournament in Brazil and says everything is now in place for his side<p>Joachim Low has insisted that he is totally calm ahead of the World Cup and says he wants to keep emotions at a minimum as he prepares his Germany squad …

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