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Drogba’s Éléphants get ready; Xavi wants Brazil revenge

It is the last chance saloon for football legend Didier Drogba and the Ivory Coast’s golden generation. And never bet against the “Drog.” Spain talisman Xavi is also nearing the end of the road and he is anxious to see Brazil leave the 2014 competition before he does while Holland …

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Neymar ignites Brazil; Spain contemplates end of an era

A left footed bullet from 21-year-old Brazil football prodigy, Neymar Junior, which flew past Spanish captain Iker Casillas, made the world sit up. Cowering on the floor, stunned and bleeding, was Spain’s international reputation. Spain swaggered into Rio on the back of stylish triumphs at the Euro 2012 and 2010 …

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Samba versus Tiki Taka: Brazil plots Spanish resistance

Brazil is the only South American country that the Spanish conquistadors of old did not colonise. And, as football’s new favourites prepare to cross swords with the game’s old favourites, Spain’s football team must know already the scale of the task ahead in tomorrow’s FIFA Confederations Cup final at the …

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Why Brazilians are protesting the 2014 World Cup

Most Brazilians feel that the biggest football festival in the world, along with the foundation of their country, is being stolen from them. By Marina Amaral and Natalia Viana On Wednesday, days after massive protests took over the streets, officials in 14 cities in Brazil—including the capitals Sao Paulo, Rio …

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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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Confederations Cup kicks off: Will the Samba Boys stand up?

Brazil will get the 2013 Confederations Cup under way in a Group A clash with Japan from 2.45 pm today as they aim to show football fans what they can look forward to at next year’s World Cup tournament. The Confederations Cup, which also features Mexico and Italy in Group …

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