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Day 28: Brazil turns Argentinian and an embarrassing case of mistaken identity

The majority of predictions towards the numbers of Argentinians coming to Brazil for the World Cup seem to have been huge underestimations. Up to 600,000 foreign visitors were predicted to visit Brazil, but 101,000 have come solely from Argentina and as the tournament draws to a conclusion, the total figure is expected to topple over the… Read More ›

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Day 28: Brazil turns Argentinian and an embarrassing case of mistaken identity

Argentinos no brasil

The majority of predictions towards the numbers of Argentinians coming to Brazil for the World Cup seem to have been huge underestimations. Up to 600,000 foreign visitors were predicted to visit Brazil, but 101,000 have come solely from Argentina and as the tournament draws to a conclusion, the total figure is expected to topple over the… Read More ›

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Teams of 2014: Germany

Mesut Özil is under immense pressure in Germany to perfom. @Steindy

How did they qualify? Pretty comfortably in all honesty. As expected the European powerhouse breezed through qualification winning 9 out of 10 games. The only surprise came during a pulsating 4-4 draw against Sweden where the Swedes came from 0-4 down with 30 minutes to play. During the campaign it was not a question of… Read More ›

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Thank you Blues: An Italian look at victory over England

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Road to Brazil 2014’s Italian contributor Isabella Elmi talks us through the Azzuri’s opening victory over England.  Nutella @Nutella_Italia 7 h Oggi è proprio il caso di fare una #colazione da…CAMPIONI! Grazie #Azzurri! #VivoAzzurro #Italia #ForzaAzzurri #ITA pic.twitter.com/IFutYIZUIz When the famous brand Nutella says thanks to the Italian players, we have to admit that defending… Read More ›

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Cooked and Eaten: How Italy fared against Costa Rica

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“Cooked and Eaten” wrote the most famous Italian newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport.  Italians usually say ‘from the stars to the cowshed’ when something positive turn out to be negative. The Italian team lost 0-1 to Costa Rica last Friday afternoon, after winning against England last week.  Supporters were not so enthusiastic about the team tactics chosen… Read More ›

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