Destination: Brazil 2014

Brazil: Culture

The Brazilian culture is a fascinating mix derived from centuries of colonization. Brazil was a Portuguese colony for three centuries, so the core of its culture is inherited from Portugal. Native… Read more..

Arena Amazonia

Deep in the Amazon rainforest... Manaus, though not a traditional football stronghold, is sure to be proved to be a popular destination for the millions that will enjoy World Cup 2014. It's… 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..

2014 Brazil World Cup Mascot

Written by Sebastien on 13 November 2012. Posted in 2014 Brazil World Cup

Three months ago, FIFA and former Brazil striker Ronaldo  unveiled the mascot of World Cup 2014, which is an armadillo! Armadillo is a small to medium-sized mammal with a leathery armor shell that is primarily found in South and Central America. Many species are endangered.

We can find Brazilian flag's colours into armadillo head, as it has green eyes, yellow face and a blue shell. According to Ronaldo, "The mascot will play a key ambassadorial role in the next two years".

According to FIFA Secretary General: "One of the key objectives through the 2014 World Cup is to use the event as a platform to communicate the importance of the environment and ecology. We are glad to be able to do so with the help of a mascot who I'm sure will be much-loved, not only in Brazil, but all over the world."

The name that is given to the mascot is "Fuleco". "Zuzeco" and "Amijubi" were the other two options, but these names were not selected by the nearly 2 million people who voted online, at last.

The naming of the mascot came on the same day that FIFA unveiled the posters to be used to publicise the tournament. Each of the 12 host cities has its own poster.

World Cup History latest news

Emilio Butragueno

Emilio Butragueno is a retired Spanish striker born in 1963. He is known for both his club and his international career in the Spanish national team. As a club player he was nicknamed El Buitre (the… Read more..
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1930 Uruguay World Cup

At the FIFA Congress in 1929, Uruguay was decided to be the country that will host the first World Cup. The dream of the FIFA President Jules Rimet takes place, and the first World Cup trophy takes… Read more..

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