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· June, 2014

Stories about Brazil from June, 2014

27 June 2014

Beyond the World Cup Headlines: Iran's Lacking Team Spirit, but Brazil's Favelas Have Plenty

You have to know more than just football to understand the World Cup. Deji Olukotun gives a play-by-play of the important free expression and human rights issues.

23 June 2014

5 Places in Brazil Where People Were Protesting, Not Cheering During the World Cup Kick-Off

Not everyone in Brazil was excited to see the World Cup. Groups around the country staged protests against the money spent on the tournament instead of on the people.

20 June 2014

Beyond the World Cup Headlines: Protests in Brazil, a Jailed Writer in Cameroon and Foul Play From Fans

You have to know more than just football to understand the World Cup. Deji Olukotun gives a play-by-play of the important free expression and human rights issues.

The Darker, More Violent World Cup Kick-Off in São Paulo That You Didn't See

Just before Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull performed in São Paulo's Arena Corinthians, dozens of protesters and journalists were injured in a heavy-handed crackdown against anti-World Cup demonstrations.

Chile Sends Spain Packing in Stunning World Cup Defeat

In a duel of the "Reds", Chile defeated the defending world champion Spain, knocking the latter out of the World Cup.

19 June 2014

A Tale of Two World Cups in Fortaleza, Brazil

Before Brazil and Mexico battled it out in Fortaleza, the streets were taken over by people protesting FIFA and the government and by Mexican fans in high pre-match spirits.

Social Media Loves Mexican Goalkeeper ‘Memo’ Ochoa

Reasons to Cheer for the Ivory Coast in the World Cup

Mexican Goalkeeper ‘Memo’ Ochoa's Incredible World Cup Performance Is Now a Meme on Twitter

Ochoa was a like brick wall against shots during the tense Brazil-Mexico match, inspiring memes of him as an octopus, Neo from "The Matrix," and, of course, a brick wall.

15 June 2014

Australia's Socceroos Proud in Defeat to Chile at #WorldCup2014

Despite the Socceroos' 1-3 defeat to Chile in the FIFA World Cup, Australians have expressed their pride in the team.

13 June 2014

Do #IWantToBelieve in Mexico's National Football Team?

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A Handbook for Protesters During the World Cup in Brazil

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