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Three dead in Brazilian World Cup stadium collapse

Three people died Wednesday following an accident on the site of the stadium in Sao Paulo that will host the opening match of next year’s World Cup, Brazilian television reported. Reporters at the scene reported a crane fell across part of the metallic structure at the Arena Corinthians stadium, still…

A ‘World Cup of Terror’ coming to Brazil if crime bosses prevail

Leaders of one of Brazil’s most feared gangs have warned they will order a wave of terrorist attacks during next year’s World Cup if they are moved into a maximum security prison in the state of Sao Paulo. One of Brazil’s largest criminal gangs has threatened to unleash a wave…

World Cup by Continent

I have a friend who frequently makes the complaint to me that every continent except Europe is over-represented in the World Cup. With only six of thirteen teams advancing, I’ve not heard from him recently, but he does raise an interesting question about what is the right way to allocate…

World Cup All-Group Stage Squad

The field has been cut in half, and everyone’s (rightfully) looking ahead to the elimination games that begin tomorrow. But before we relegate this memorable group stage to the history books, let’s reflect on the players who performed the best over the last two weeks. Goakeeper: Vincent Enyeama, Nigeria It’d…

The wingnut anti-soccer lie machine, or how teabaggers determined England is in South America

Reading this only clarifies something that’s been really obvious to me for awhile—the emotional satisfaction of being a wingnut comes from being able to rationalize your deep desire to be a hater. This is something I’ve suspected for a long time about the anti-choice movement in particular, and today my…

Alright wannabes, it’s World Cup!

Pandagon’s side sports project Pandagoal is all geared up and ready for World Cup. But are you? Oh, we all know the drill. You know that World Cup is important to most of the world. It’s bigger than Christmas. And you plan to watch it. You plan to look up…

World Cup: Guide to Sounding Like You Know Stuff

Italy thanks Zidane for their trophy. Even pundits at renowned British publications like The Guardian have to throw their hands up occasionally when questioned about some of the more obscure teams and player in the World Cup. For a lot of Americans, the whole event seems cool, but getting up…

Write the Future

So the previous video I posted made me all sappy and even a little – ew – uplifted. But this new World Cup ad from Nike is a very different experience: AW YEAH! Seriously, I’ve watched this four times in the past half hour and it just KEEPS GETTING MORE…

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