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A star is born: Brazil’s Neymar matches the hype

On 19 June 2013, Brazilian starlet and football’s clown prince, Neymar, became a star. And, if ever they needed extra reason to dream, Brazil fans now have something tangible to pin their 2014 World Cup dreams on after a Neymar-inspired 2-0 win over CONCACAF champions, Mexico, at Fortelaza. The upcoming …

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Brazil roll on and roll off Japan in Confederations Cup opener

Outside the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia, police reportedly used tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets on protesters who feel the 2014 World Cup to be a burden on taxpayers who are then priced out of the showcase football event. Inside the venue, FIFA president Sepp Blatter was …

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Spanish inquisition ends; but is it better than watching Brazil?

On Sunday night, the Spain football team left its opponents confounded, breathless and whipped into an open mouthed awe. And those were just the armchair critics. God knows how the Italian players felt. Spain’s 4-0 triumph over Italy at the Euro 2012 finals in Kiev’s Olympic Stadium was the most …

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Spain’s conquistadors aren’t done yet

So you’ve lost your taste for tiki-taka, have you? Perhaps you should consider alternative plans for tomorrow when Spain defends its European football crown against Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. Should Spain win, it will become the first nation to win three consecutive major trophies after the …

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Police move on volleyball whistleblower

…Play the Game launches an appeal to FIVB and international sport on behalf of Mario Goijman, the Argentinian whistleblower, who must leave his house for good on Monday: The volatile situation of Argentine volleyball whistleblower Mario Goijman took a dramatic turn for the worse on Friday (March 16). That was …

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