Cities of Brazil 2014 World Cup


Beckenbauer and Charlton: 1970 Brazil Team Still The Best

Written by Sebastien on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 19:17. Posted in World Cup Blog

It is an iconic World Cup moment. The split second in which Pelé, having received the ball on the edge of the penalty area, pauses, waiting for the right instant to release a nonchalant pass to an on-rushing team mate not yet visible to the television audience. A moment later the pass is delivered and Carlos Alberto, careering onto the scene, meets it flush, adding one last flourish to a tournament illuminated by Brazilian excellence.

Brazil’s 1970 World Cup winning side were undoubtedly one of the finest ever to grace the tournament. Graceful, inventive, joyous, their play left a generation spellbound; the bright, basic tones of the nascent colour broadcast technology left the images of their best moments forever emblazoned on the retinas of those who witnessed them in action.


Betting on sports

Written by on Thursday, 15 August 2013 18:32. Posted in 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) or enjoy the hidden "secrets" of live betting, where you can place your bets as you watch your preferred fixture.

This is an absolutely great way to bet as you have an opinion about the match and how both teams are performing. Betting is actually an investment and as such should be regarded, as it has nothing to do with other forms of gambling. Online betting is famous in all European countries. Moreover, if you are an uk resident, uk online betting is a classic habbit for all uk residents.

There are many bookmakers to try your luck on the Web, but William Hill is the best and most serious in the market. So why don't you start placing your bets today? Don't forget that World Cup is only a few months away, so building your bankroll till then is not a bad idea.


Catering for the Disabled

Written by Sebastien on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 15:45. Posted in World Cup Blog

In September 2012 the Brazilian Ministry of Sports declared that at least 1% of the seats at stadiums hosting during the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup should cater to disabled people. The Arena Castelão in Fortaleza was the first to confirm its allocation of seats for this purpose, declaring in October that they had put aside 1,675 seats for people designated as disabled under Brazilian law.

The implementation of this policy has been brought to focus again this week with the emergence of images of the special seats for people with obesity problems. 120 of these double width seats have been installed in the Arena Castelão and will be available to those willing to pay twice the value of a regular-sized seat. While normal seats start at a price of €22, the obese seats begin at €44.


Can Lionel Messi silence any remaining doubters at World Cup 2014?

Written by Sebastien on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 11:54. Posted in World Cup Blog

To all but the most cynical of eyes, Lionel Messi has clearly proved himself to be not only the best footballer of his generation, but one who stands comparison to any from yesteryear. However, there is one stick that those few remaining doubters regularly use to beat him with: his failure to lead Argentina to World Cup glory.

It is an injudicious argument when you consider that Messi was little more than a young fringe player during his first World Cup, in 2006, and was then hamstrung during South Africa 2010 World Cup by a woefully unbalanced side whose defensive failings were made patently clear by Germany in the last eight.


Is It Time To Merge The Confederations of Asia and Oceania?

Written by Sebastien on Monday, 25 March 2013 14:35. Posted in World Cup Blog

This past weekend, New Zealand moved to within a two-legged playoff of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup with a 2-1 victory away to New Caledonia, their closest rivals in the Oceania Football Confederation’s qualification process. The victory continued their 100% record in the final group stage, with 15 goals scored and just two conceded over five matches.

The All Whites now face a long wait until November, when they will take part in a playoff with the fourth placed team from the CONCACAF region (North and Central America) to determine whether or not they will qualify for Brazil 2014.

The ease with which New Zealand have reached this stage - as they did with similar comfort ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa - has again raised questions as to the validity of the Oceania confederation running their own qualification process, separate from that of their closest geographical neighbours, Asia.

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