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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
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.
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
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.
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
A 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
By Henry Winter, Football Correspondent, The Telegraph, Rio de Janeiro
(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.
(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