Soccer-playing sheep in Colombia honor World Cup

Jun 2, 2014

Soccer-playing sheep in Colombia honor World Cup

It was not a baaad performance for Colombia’s wooly warriors. To celebrate the country’s return to the World Cup after a 16-year absence, artisans in the high Andean town of Nobsa put on what they billed as the first soccer match played by sheep ...

Soccer fans at risk from World Cup mania

May 31, 2014

Soccer fans at risk from World Cup mania

If the television commercials piggybacking on the World Cup are to be believed, watching a soccer match is fun, healthy and sociable. Slim young men and women spring up from the sofa like gazelles to celebrate a goal. If they lose, they commiserate peacefully ...

May 19, 2014

Brazilians face broken World Cup promises

When Brazil drafted plans to host the upcoming World Cup, the Atlantic beach destination of Natal was exactly the type of city it wanted to show off. A nationwide economic boom was transforming the once-sleepy backwater into a fast-growing city typical of the new ...

Brazilians face broken World Cup promises

May 19, 2014

Brazilians face broken World Cup promises

When Brazil drafted plans to host the upcoming World Cup, the Atlantic beach destination of Natal was exactly the type of city it wanted to show off. A nationwide economic boom was transforming the once-sleepy backwater into a fast-growing city typical of the new ...