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..

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..

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.

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2006 Germany World Cup

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1970 Mexico World Cup

The 1970 World Cup was the 9th FIFA World Cup and was held from 31st May to 21st June that year. The World Cup tournament was hosted in North America by Mexico. It was first time in the football… Read more..

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