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· June, 2013

Stories about Sport from June, 2013

#FueraChepo: Mexican Fans Want National Football Team's Coach to Quit

Mexican national football team fans are demanding that the team's coach, José Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre, resign or be fired, after the team's results in the FIFA Confederations Cup...

Iran: “We're Going to the World Cup!” (VIDEOS)

Iranians are relieved to be celebrating for a change. On Tuesday, June 18, 2013 they stormed the streets with joy after Iran's national football team qualified for the 2014 World...

Weather, Umpire or Poor Strategy to Blame in West Indies Cricket Elimination?

Caribbean cricket fans are still disappointed over the West Indies Cricket team's elimination from the 2013 Champions Trophy after they drew with South Africa (via the Duckworth-Lewis method) in their...

Russia’s Bid For International Prestige: A White Elephant?

As Putin continues to pursue his policy of using international events like the Winter Olympics to show that Russia is worthy of investment, the country's taxpayers are coming to realize...

Iran Qualifies for 2014 World Cup

Iran won against South Korea and booked a place in next year's FIFA World Cup. Iranians took to the streets across their country to celebrate.

Nothing Can Stop Brazil's Vinegar Revolt, Not Even FIFA

As the international Confederation Cup football tournament played on in Brazil, massive protests against rising bus fares spread throughout the country.

Vladimir Putin: Lord of the (Super Bowl) Rings

Did Vladimir Putin steal New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring when they met in 2005? Many Russian bloggers are asking that very question, after Kraft claimed in...

Defeat Has China's Soccer Fans Up in Arms

Chinese national football has long been mocked by fans in China for its poor performance and corruption allegations. Offbeat weighed in on a recent defeat from the national football team...

Chinese Football Team Defeated Again

Barry van Wyk from DANWEI blogs about Chinese media and football fans’ reactions to the recent humiliating defeat of 5-1 at home for China’s football team against an under-strength team...

Brazil: Repression at FIFA Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro

Following the wave of protests against adjustments to transportation and public spending before the 2014 World Cup, protesters outside the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro were reprimanded by the...

#Fision: Spelling Mistake Trends in Peru

On the day of the football match between Peru and Colombia for the qualifying stage for the Brazil 2014 Football World Cup, a well-known Peruvian artist wrote [es] “fision” instead...

Brazilian Travestis Seek to Capitalise on Sex Trade During World Cup

In the final post of the series, travesti Marcela explains her plans to raise money during the World Cup to be able to travel to Europe.

Without Prospects, Brazil's Transvestites Fall Victim to Human Trafficking

Transvestite prostitutes say they are willingly traveling to São Paulo in order to get silicone implants in their breasts, buttocks, and other body parts to prepare for their World Cup...

Japan Qualifies for World Cup, Cop's Crowd Control Performance Goes Viral

As Japan's football fans celebrate qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a police officer came under spotlight for his persuasive microphone performance in marshaling a large crowd of supporters...

Brazilian Transvestites Pump Up with Silicone to Attract World Cup Clients

With an eye on the World Cup, transvestites are traveling from the northeastern city of Fortaleza to São Paulo in order to get silicone implants in their breasts, buttocks, and...

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