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Marta extends her legend

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Fora Temer! Brazilians vigorously oppose coup president during Rio Olympics

Demonstration against Coup in Rio De Janeiro during the Olympic Games.

Demonstration against Coup in Rio De Janeiro during the Olympic Games.

During the Olympic Games in Rio and other cities Brazilians vigorously expressed their opposition to the coup presidency of Michel Temer and his backers.

The impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff initiated by the Brazilian oligarchy and the imperialists that stand behind them is now in its final stage. They had hoped “interim President” Temer’s presence at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics would strike a blow to the people’s opposition and keep it from bursting out onto the world stage. However, the opposite happened and the people used every opportunity, including the Opening Ceremony, to say No to him and to the coup. Continue reading

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Brazil prepares to host first-ever Indigenous Olympics

Indigenous peoples from 22 countries are set to attend the first Indigenous Peoples World Games. | Photo: HispanTV

Indigenous peoples from 22 countries are set to attend the first Indigenous Peoples World Games. | Photo: HispanTV

teleSURtv.net (October 22) – The Indigenous Peoples World Games are expected to bring as many as 30,000 people to the Brazilian city of Palmas. Continue reading

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Circus Maximus: Olympic spoilsport

The '92 Games in Barcelona are by many thought to be the most succesful Games in history | David Meenagh/Flickr

The ’92 Games in Barcelona are by many thought to be the most succesful Games in history | David Meenagh/Flickr

By ANDREAS SELLIAAS

Book review: In his new book, Circus Maximus, economist Andrew Zimbalist analyses the benefits and risks of hosting a sports mega-event and finds that the economic risks by far exceed the benefits.

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FIFA banks record revenue of $2B in 2014, turns profit of $337M from Brazil’s $15B World Cup

AP and Business Insider ZURICH (March 20) — The World Cup’s commercial power led to record revenue of $2 billion for FIFA last year, with $337 million in profits coming from the four-year cycle leading up to the 2014 soccer tournament in Brazil. Continue reading

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Neymar backs friend Messi against Germany

If one is to believe the monopoly sports media, the people of Argentina and Brazil are at each other’s throats. Is this the reality? Brazilians call Argentines “hermanos” (brothers), they have an intense football rivalry, and their leading athletes are promoting respect and solidarity. 

Neymar and Messi with their kids at Barcelona

Neymar and Messi with their kids at Barcelona

AFP (July 12) – Tearful Brazil star Neymar says he is prepared to set aside the historical rivalry between South America’s two footballing heavyweights as he wants four-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi to win the World Cup when Argentina meets Germany in tomorrow’s final. Continue reading

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Brazil 2 – Colombia 1

2014 FIFA World CupA great match, and what camaraderie and sportsmanship at the end. Players for Colombia were obviously disappointed, and those for Brazil were incredibly respectful of their challengers. That’s how the game should be played… (Thanks Mark Rushton)

It was a rough match. There were a total of 54 fouls in the match — the most at this World Cup. Continue reading

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Brazil playmaker’s debt to futsal

This is the plan: Oscar (right) talks tactics with Neymar (left) and Fred ahead of Brazil's last-16 game with Chile|GETTY

This is the plan: Oscar (right) talks tactics with Neymar (left) and Fred ahead of Brazil’s last-16 game with Chile|GETTY

By , Football Correspondent, The Telegraph, Rio de Janeiro

2014 FIFA World Cup(27 June 2014) – When Brazil are in possession, when their players are steering the ball through tight areas, their debt to futsal is demonstrated. When Oscar and Fernandinho struck those trademark toe-poked finishes against Croatia and Cameroon respectively, their early days playing futsal was celebrated.

Neymar and others were raised the futsal way, the approach that Brazil will hope will help them overcome Chile at Belo Horizonte on Saturday.

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World Cup 2014: Denying rumours with actual facts

Sao Paulo, May 15, 2014. News agencies report that the government is negotiating with those organizations protesting the World Cup regarding their grievances to minimize the disruption to the sporting event. Investigations are also underway regarding police violence against protestors, Vermelho reports. (Xinhua)

2014 FIFA World CupOver the last months, the Dilma Rousseff administration and the Workers’ Party (PT) have been the target of a massive campaign in the media and the social networks against the hosting of the World Cup. Criticisms can always improve any given project, yet what we are witnessing in Brazil, now with international repercussions, is a pessimism and disinformation campaign led by the opposition, with critical support from the big media, in an attempt to undermine the government. This campaign makes use of fair claims made by the population for improvement in public services for the purpose of promoting a rhetoric hinged on the inefficiency of the State and public spending. It also seeks to separate the holding of the Cup from the federal government, simultaneously criticizing it yet mobilizing pro-Cup feelings to boost big business profits. Our international friends in sectors of the left have shown concern over news of the potential passage of legislation that would favor crackdowns on protests and social movements, in light of the 2013 demonstrations. Given this major disinformation campaign, we would like to share some facts with our friendly foreign parties.

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Indigenous boy protests on pitch during World Cup opening ceremony

An indigenous Guarani boy held up a banner reading 'Demarcation Now!' at the World Cup's opening ceremony.

An indigenous Guarani boy held up a banner reading ‘Demarcation Now!’ at the World Cup’s opening ceremony | Luiz Pires/CGY

2014 FIFA World Cup(June 16) – One of the three Brazilian children who released white doves during the World Cup opening ceremony used the occasion to demand recognition of Indian land rights – but his protest was censored byFIFA.

Immediately after releasing a white dove, Jeguaká Mirim, an indigenous Guarani boy, held up a red banner reading ‘Demarcation Now!’ But his courageous protest was not broadcast, as the TV cameras swiftly cut away.

Jeguaká’s father, Guarani author Olívio Jekupe, said that the act “showed the world that we are not standing still… My son showed the world what we need the most: the demarcation of our lands.” Continue reading

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