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Last 16 confirmed for FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014

By: SHELVIN SINGH The first round of matches concluded this morning with Algeria making the knockout stages for the very first time after a 1 all draw with Russia at the Arena Da Baixada. Brazil 2014 group stages had lots of excitement and drama with comeback-wins and top teams being eliminated. England, Portugal, Italy and Current Champions Spain have all ... Read More »

FIFA World Cup 2014 contenders

?By Dhrupesh Rajani With the FIFA World Cup only a few months away now, excitement is building up before the showpiece begins. Heading into the summer, there are a few teams that stand out as favourites to win the tournament at least based on how things are looking 6 months away from the showpiece. We take a closer look at ... Read More »

Disabled kid to kick off World Cup with Robot Leg

By Dhrupesh Rajani A group of scientists led by Brazilian neuroscientist, Miguel Nicolelis, have developed a mind controlled robotic suit that allows paralyzed people to walk again. It is due to be showcased in Brazil at the start of the first game, whereby a paraplegic teen will kick off the World cup in the thought-powered exoskeleton. The suit is being ... Read More »

FIFA releases referee list for World Cup finals

By Dhrupesh Rajani The FIFA Referees Committee run by chairman, Jim Boyce of Northern Ireland has named its final 25 referee trios and 8 support duos for the World cup finals. They represent 43 different countries between them. The process began with an initial list of 52 referee trios drawn up during September 2011, when FIFA implemented a vital refereeing ... Read More »

2022 Qatar World Cup May Move to Winter

By Dhrupesh Rajani FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke sparked a dormant debate last week when he claimed that the tournament would take place in November, December or January 2022. The decision to award Qatar the World Cup has been derided in many quarters due to the high temperatures the region experiences during the summer, leading to speculation that they may ... Read More »

Coca Cola release their World Cup Anthem

By DHRUPESH RAJANI Coca Cola have released their official world cup anthem for the upcoming 2014 tournament. “The World is Ours” is performed by singer David Correy and Brazilian percussion troupe ‘Monobloco’.  Naturally, it has a particular South American feel to it with the roots rhythm heavily identified with Brazilian carnivals. The song has been penned by the song writing ... Read More »

Stadiums in Brazil 2014

By DHRUPESH RAJANI Arena de Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo Capacity: 65,807 Fixtures: 12 June, Brazil v Croatia, 21:00; 19 June, Uruguay v England, 20:00; 23 June, Netherlands v Chile, 17:00; 26 June, South Korea v Belgium, 21:00; 1 July, Second-round, Winner Group F v Runner-up Group E, 17:00; 9 July, Semi-final, Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4, 21:00. Opening: Is expected to be complete in February 2014, having missed the 2013-year ... Read More »

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