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· June, 2014

Stories about Brazil from June, 2014

The Female Perspective on the 2014 World Cup

  24 June 2014

Dalia Gutmann reviews the football players she's had a crush on from 1990 FIFA World Cup Italy to the current one in Brazil on the website OhLaLá!. After mentioning her favorite one in each of these sporting events, she confesses: Como notarán, la única razón por la que puedo registrar a un...

Social Media Loves Mexican Goalkeeper ‘Memo’ Ochoa

  19 June 2014

The very much lauded performance by Mexican goalkeeper Guillerno “Memo” Ochoa during his national team's World Cup match with Brazil has made him a social media star. The Mexican music band Tres Tristes Tigres dedicated a “corrido” to Ochoa on YouTube: Ochoa has also received a marriage proposal from the well-known singer...

Reasons to Cheer for the Ivory Coast in the World Cup

  19 June 2014

On the website LaMula.pe, Juan Carlos Urtecho explains his reasons for supporting the Ivory Coast in the World Cup match with Colombia on Thursday, June 19: Desde que les ganaron a Japón en su debut, los marfileños se han vuelto mis preferidos en este mundial. […] Uno escoge a sus...

Chilean Football Fan Got Mixed Up and Missed His Team's First Match

  16 June 2014

A Chilean football fan who wanted to cheer his national team on at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil missed his team's first game with Australia because he mixed up the cities Curitiba and Cuiabá. During an interview with a reporter in Curitiba, the distracted fan said he was happy...

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Do #IWantToBelieve in Mexico's National Football Team?

  13 June 2014

On his blog Se hace camino al andar (We walk to make the way), Mexican Andrés Mayorquín expresses his opinion [es] about the participation of Mexican national football team in Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014 and the hashtag on Twitter to support it #Quierocreer (I want to believe): Personalmente se me...

A Handbook for Protesters During the World Cup in Brazil

  13 June 2014

As the 2014 World Cup begins in Brazil, protests against FIFA's interventions and the Brazilian government's spending are taking place all over the country, especially in the host cities. Concerned about excessive police reaction during protests, citizen's counselling organization Urucum, which works on human rights, communication and justice issues and...

Kazakhstan Has an Antelope That Can Predict the World Cup Winner (or Does It?)

  12 June 2014

Kazakhstan's most mischievous satirical blog, Kazaxia, is up to its old tricks again, reporting on the saiga antelope that has potentially ruined bookmakers worldwide by predicting the winner of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with its timeless steppe wisdom. As Kazaxia writes: A shaman contacted kazaxia about the psychic saiga – it...

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‘The Time Has Come!’ Brazil 2014 World Cup

  12 June 2014

Mexican communication specialist Samantha Michelle Martínez [es] expresses her excitement for the kicking off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, remembers the buzz around previous tournaments and invites readers to support the teams [es]: Fuera de la polémica sobre el escandaloso proceso que la Selección Mexicana tuvo para poder...

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Salam, Brazil: Muslim Football Fans and FIFA World Cup

Colombian United Arab Emirates-based Marcelino Torrecilla describes [es] the particulars of Muslim football fans in the 2014 FIFA World Cup: se espera para el mundial la llegada de 50 mil musulmanes provenientes de países tan diversos como Irán, Nigeria, Argelia, Estados Unidos, el Reino Unido, Malasia y muchos otros de la región del Golfo...

Analyzing the Protests Before the 2014 World Cup

  11 June 2014

In digital magazine Distintas Latitudes (Different latitudes), Mexican internationalist Vanessa Rebollar analyzes [es] the elements present in the Brazilian protests caused by 2014 FIFA World Cup. She brings up some questions: ¿Cuál es el contexto dentro del cual han surgido las protestas? y ¿Quiénes son los actores y sus demandas...

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Getting Tickets for the 2014 World Cup is a Total Nightmare

  11 June 2014

Mexican Emmasito shares [es] on his blog his misfortunes when trying to get tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, which kicks off on Thursday, June 12. He notes that the problem is not the prices that range from 90 to 175 US dollars, which is affordable considering the magnitude of the...

‘Let's Go, Argentina!’

  11 June 2014

On Futbol Champagne, Argentinian Manuel de León writes [es] a letter to the football national team prior to the 2014 Football FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Me tomo hoy, a través de esta carta, el atrevimiento de pedirles que dejen la vida dentro y fuera de la cancha por estos...

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Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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