Destination: Brazil 2014

Rio de Janeiro

Before Brazil saw the arrival of European sailors on its land, the country already had a number of groups of native Indians residing all over the country such as Arawak and Carib. A Spanish Navigator… Read more..

Arena da Baixada

Home to Atlético Paranaense The historic Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães, commonly referred to as Arena da Baixada is home to the famous Brazilian football club Atlético Paranaense. The stadium is… Read more..

World Cup Blog & News

Keeping an Eye on World Cup Qualifying Odds

14.08.15 News
The qualifying rounds for the upcoming World Cup 2018 are in full swing and so are the books for the odds on some of the best international soccer around. The BBC reports that the 2018 World Cup… Read more..
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Betting on sports

15.08.13 World Cup Blog
Nowadays, online betting is one of the most popular ways to bet to your favorite soccer teams all around the world. You can either enter your betting picks before the start of a match (or even more)… Read more..


Written by Sebastien on 28 December 2012. Posted in Cities

Cuiaba is the capital of the Mato Grosso state in Brazil. Its geographical location is in the center of the South America and thus consists of the metropolitan area. The name of the city originated from the South Indian American native language which means “arrow-fishing”. This is a reference to the local tradition of fishing using arrows. Another explanation that defines this city's name is the existence of a native tribe known as Ykuiapá. Cuiaba is the biggest center in the state and is known for activities such as tourism, business and trade.

Rodrigo César de Menezes founded the city of Cuiaba in 1727. The foundation of the city was speeded by the discovery of Gold in the South America. The area was given the status of a town in 1818, but later it received the status of the state capital in 1835. Starting from the 18th century and as long as the war of Paraguayan was fought, the city was a small and less developed area. At the time of the war, the city saw some development in it and received the financial boom because of the material supplied by the Brazilian army.

After the war was over, the city resumed it’s earlier status and thus it was once again ignored by the entire country. The city went to a very declined phase in the imperial period and this created a comfortable place for many politicians who turned it into an exile center for them. The city was isolated from the entire country, and this kept many traditions of Brazil alive up to 20th century.
The city of Cuiaba saw substantial growth for a long period of time until 1960, and thereafter it became rapider due to the removing of capital status from the Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia. In the period of the 1970s to 1980s, the population of the city increased at a high rate due to the development of commercialized agriculture. Moreover, development of roads provided an easier way to ship all its agricultural products abroad.

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1986 Mexico World Cup

The 1986 FIFA World Cup took place in Mexico. It started on the 31st of May and ended on 29th of June. Initially the competition was supposed to be held in Columbia, as decided in 1978. Four years… Read more..
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1994 USA World Cup

Passionate Response The 15th edition of the World Cup, held in the United States is regarded as the most successful staging of the tournament. The average attendance per match of 69000 is a record… Read more..

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