Hopes for Brazil’s burgeoning economy were high when the World Cup was awarded to the country in 2007. But now many Brazilians accuse the World Cup celebrations of draining $15 billion of Brazil’s resources into the international economy. Jeffrey Brown…
For many Brazilians, the excitement of hosting the World Cup has been greatly diminished since the day that FIFA awarded the event to the soccer-loving country. As transit workers and others have protested, some argue that the $15 billion spent…
By Larisa Epatko
Much has changed in Brazil since the last time it hosted the FIFA World Cup in 1950, including a more skeptical, informed and middle class audience.
By PBS NewsHour
By Robert Pursell
Are you an American struggling to understand the hype behind the World Cup? You’re not alone. In fact, a recent Reuters poll showed that 86 percent of all Americans said they know little to nothing about soccer’s biggest event, while…
By Larisa Epatko
The 2014 FIFA World Cup, hosted by five-time gold trophy winner Brazil, is just around the corner. Ahead of the June 12 kick off, we reached out to PRI’s The World editor/reporter William Troop for some pointers on the month…
Just weeks ahead of the World Cup opening games in Brazil, The New York Times has obtained an internal report from soccer’s governing body FIFA that highlights concerns over match fixing.
By Sam Lane
The man received an electric shock while working on the Arena Pantanal in the city of Cuiaba, according to the Associated Press. He died a half hour later from cardiorespiratory arrest.
By Talia Mindich
International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates said Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro were the "worst" he had ever seen.
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