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A Troubled History - José Maria Marin

“‘Sport is very authoritarian,’ said the Brazilian marine engineer Ivo Herzog. ‘And it mobilises millions of people. Apparently, sport attracts a certain kind of human being: men who used to work inside totalitarian forms of government, who are products of non-free environments, who can’t handle a democratic reality. 59 more words

Football Manager

In Brazil, FIFA scandal met with sense of vindication

Taylor Barnes, USA Today – 5/28/2015

As word of the arrests of 14 FIFA officials and sports executives spread, many Brazilians responded with surprise, a measure of support and a sense of vindication over the news. 81 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

Sepp Blatter says FIFA must police itself

Sam Borden, Andrew Das, Dan Bilefsky – The New York Times, 5/28/2015

Sepp Blatter, the president of world soccer’s governing body, acknowledged the “unprecedented and difficult times” for his organization on Thursday and said it must do a better job of policing itself, but he largely avoided taking responsibility for the actions of “a tiny minority” arrested in a corruption inquiry this week. 118 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

In Brazil, FIFA scandal met with sense of vindication

Taylor Barnes – USA Today Sports, 05/28/2015

As word of the arrests of 14 FIFA officials and sports executives spread, many Brazilians responded with surprise, a measure of support and a sense of vindication over the news. 81 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

U.S. Soccer Breaking Records

Even if you’re not a soccer fan, it’s hard to not get swept up in soccer fever. And many are. The U.S. vs Ghana game on 6/16 made ratings history for ESPN, with 7of all households tuned… 6 more words

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La Copa Del Mundo

When we arrived in Colombia in February 2014, excitement was already building for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Shortly after we settled into Bogotá the ‘Panini’ stickers were on every corner and it wasn’t long before the replica ‘Camisas’ of bright amarilla (yellow) started popping up on traders’ stalls. 1,300 more words

Bogota

16 moments that help Miroslav Klose surpass Ronaldo

Miroslav Klose has surpassed the record of Ronaldo – the phenomenon, to become the top scorer in the World Cup history. More meaningful, the 16th goal was scored in the game that Germany defeated Brazil 7-1, the home team of the legend Ronaldo. 354 more words

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