• Fifa Report: 4:0 Germany vs. Portugal

    GermanyThe first hat-trick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup courtesy of Thomas Müller led Germany to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Portugal in their opening group game.

    Portugal led by two time world player of the year Cristiano Ronlado, were clearly outplayed and their chances of winning were compounded by a first half red card from Pepe.

    What happened to Portugal?

    Pepe is no stranger to red cards and moments of madness but even by his standards, picking up a first half red card in a world cup match against Germany is ridiculous. In an off-the-ball incident, in plain sight of the referee, Pepe swooped down to head-butt Germany’s Thomas Müller who had moments earlier gone down a little softly, clutching his face following a flailing arm from Pepe. Joey Barton who is no stranger to controversy on the pitch tweeted: (more…)

  • Estádio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre

    Estádio Beira-Rio in Porto AlegreOfficially named Estádio José Pinheiro Borda, better known as Estadio Beira-Rio, is the biggest stadium in the south of Brazil and has a very rich history with the people of Porto Alegre. The stadium is the home of Internacional, arch-rivals to their Porto Alegre neighbours Gremio.

    History of Estádio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre

    In 1956, the city of Porto Alegre donated the site on which Estadio Beira-Rio is located. The site is near the Guaiba river, giving rise to the mean of the stadium’s name in Portuguese, Riverside Stadium. The site had to be initially drained before construction could begin. Construction only began in 1959 due to the financial difficulties that Internacional was experiencing at the time. Internacional therefore relied heavily on their fans for contributions of building materials.  (more…)

  • Top 5 youngest player to watch at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Top 5 youngest player to watch at the 2014 FIFA World Cup - Paul PogbaWith just over a fortnight to go, final squads for the 2014 FIFA World Cup are been slowly announced. With some surprise exclusions already and more to come, there are some very young and very talented players who have nothing to fear about. Of these, potentially world-class players we have narrowed it down to the top 5 youngest player you should watch out for at the World Cup in Brazil.

    The 5 youngest player at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

    Paul Pogba – having barely featured at Manchester United under Sir Alex Fergusson the 21-year-old Frenchman grew increasing frustrated and called time on his career at the Theatre of Dreams, opting for a move to Italian giants Juventus. Having joined Juventus in 2012 Pogba has been sensational and has displayed immense displays of skill, athleticism and the ability to hit surface-to-air missiles. Pogba’s efforts in Italy have not gone unnoticed, as he has helped Juventus to two consecutive league titles since his arrival. Moreover, Pogba is now regarded as one of France’s key players. (more…)

  • 10 Tourist Attractions in Rio de Janeiro

    CopacabanaFrom the soaring rain forest covered mountains, to globally recognised architectural structures and sandy white beaches, it is no surprise that Rio de Janeiro’s alluring beauty has led to the city been known as cicade maravihosa, the ‘marvellous city.’ Along with breathe taking landscape, the vibrant carnivals, samba queens and cuisine with music to match has kept millions of tourists flocking to Rio de Janeiro. This year with the added gift from the gods, that is the 2014 FIFA World Cup; Brazil and Rio will be more special and alive than ever before. With so much to see and do we have taken the time to compile a list of the top 10 tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro that all visitors will want to see.

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  • Life in favela Rio de Janeiro

    Life in favela Rio de JaneiroFavela is a Portuguese word. It is the term for a slum or shanty town in Brazil. Most of the favelas are located in hill side and urban areas. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are famous for favelas. Almost 950 favelas are located in Rio. These favelas will introduces you to another Rio.

    Among these favela Vila Caroas and Rochina are the largest ones in Brazil.

    Favela first appeared in the late 19th century. Brazilian soliders built it to live. Favela is also spelled favela. The primitive favela was built on the Morro de Castelo in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.  (more…)