World Cup exposes divide

Jun 30, 2014

World Cup exposes divide

A survey published Sunday on the wealth and race of fans who attended a World Cup match in Brazil illustrated what any TV viewer in the nation has seen: Those attending games are overwhelmingly white and not from Brazil’s poor. This is striking in ...

Colombia star Rodriguez not worried about facing Brazil

Jun 30, 2014

Colombia star Rodriguez not worried about facing Brazil

World Cup sensation James Rodriguez said that Colombia would feel “no pressure” against Brazil in the quarterfinals after inspiring his side to a 2-0 victory over Uruguay. The 22-year-old scored a contender for goal of the tournament with an exquisite volley in the 28th ...

In Brazil, rich, white fans fill World Cup stadiums

Jun 30, 2014

In Brazil, rich, white fans fill World Cup stadiums

A survey published Sunday on the wealth and race of fans who attended a World Cup match in Brazil illustrated what any TV viewer in the nation has seen: Those attending games are overwhelmingly white and not from Brazil’s poor. This is striking in ...

Cesar's heroics carry Brazil past Chile, into quarterfinals

Jun 29, 2014

Cesar's heroics carry Brazil past Chile, into quarterfinals

Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar kept the host nation’s hopes of World Cup glory alive on Saturday, saving two spot-kicks in a shootout against Chile to send it into the last eight 3-2 on penalties following a pulsating 1-1 draw after extra time. Four years ...

Neymar says he feels no pressure at World Cup

Jun 25, 2014

Neymar says he feels no pressure at World Cup

Neymar feels he has nothing to worry about at the World Cup. He is playing in the biggest tournament of his life the same way he played in tournaments in Brazil when he was a teenager. And it’s a simple secret that keeps him ...

Neymar's two goals send Brazil into second round

Jun 24, 2014

Neymar's two goals send Brazil into second round

Neymar knew the responsibility was his. An increasingly anxious host nation was relying on him to ensure Brazil avoided the almost inconceivable prospect of going out in the group stage of a World Cup on soil. The 22-year-old Barcelona striker delivered on the weighty ...

Christians in Amazon pray to the 'Jewish saint'

Jun 23, 2014

Christians in Amazon pray to the 'Jewish saint'

Deep in the Amazon rain forest, right in the middle of the region’s biggest city, lies the final resting place of the “Jewish saint.” Rabbi Shalom Imanuel Muyal, who died of yellow fever in 1910, is still revered by Christians in Manaus as the ...