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Sports: Who the experts think will be the World Cup winner and top scorer

Who the experts think will be the World Cup winner and top scorer

ByJun. 13, 2018 – Business Insider

  • Neymar of Brazil

    Brazil, which lost in devastating fashion at home in the last World Cup, is a strong favorite to win the tournament this year. 

  • And Neymar is a popular pick to be the top scorer at the World Cup. 
  • Read more on Neymar on Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neymar

The World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world, and members of the winning team become heroes of an entire country, and earn sporting immorality. But which team will earn its place among soccer legends this year?       Continue reading

Contra A Copa: The Other Side of Brazil’s World Cup – video

Contra A Copa: The Other Side of Brazil’s World Cup (Full Length)

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Although it might have seemed like a good idea to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil — one of the most soccer-obsessed countries in the world — massive social unrest has taken the country by storm in the lead-up to the tournament. The Brazilian government is spending an estimated $14 billion on this year’s tournament, making it the most expensive World Cup to date.

This has provoked outrage among Brazilians, many of whom view the government as corrupt, and are now seeing vast amounts of money being spent on soccer stadiums and police, while the country’s endemic poverty and social issues are ignored. This growing unrest led to violent anti-government protests breaking out in June of 2013, which have continued with increasing momentum in the lead-up to the World Cup. Continue reading

Cricket: Tendulkar to quit after 200th test

Tendulkar to quit after 200th test

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

 Stabroek News – October 11, 2013 – Sports

MUMBAI,  (Reuters) – Indian Sachin Tendulkar, the world’s most prolific international run-scorer, will retire after playing his 200th test match at home against West Indies next month.

“All my life, I have had a dream of playing cricket for India. I have been living this dream every day for the last 24 years,” the 40-year-old, who compiled a record 100 international centuries, said in a statement released by the Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Thursday October 10, 2013.

“It’s hard for me to imagine a life without playing cricket because it’s all I have ever done since I was 11 years old.    Continue reading