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A prayer for Brazil as World Cup kicks off

After years of construction delays and budget overruns, the football World Cup kicks off in Brazil today (June 12) as foreign fans pour in for the tournament. Brazil's national team plays Croatia in the opening match at a newl

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Brazil World Cup - then and now

Today's Brazil is a completely different country from the one that last hosted the World Cup in 1950 but some things have hardly changed even after 64 years. Now as then, the fans' desperation to see games is matched only

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ESPN may offer online soccer package outside pay TV

ESPN is considering selling online access to live Major League Soccer games to consumers without pay TV subscriptions, an experiment that could help the sports network find ways to generate revenue outside the traditional pay television system.

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Etihad named ‘official airline partner’ of MLS

Major League Soccer (MLS), a professional soccer league representing the sport's highest level in both the US and Canada, and Soccer United Marketing, MLS’ commercial arm, have signed a multi-year partnership deal with Etihad Airways

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Soccer's 'Eternal' Eusebio dies, aged 71

Portuguese great Eusebio, top scorer at the 1966 World Cup, died on Sunday from a heart attack at the age of 71 with the small Iberian nation mourning him as an "eternal symbol" of their football pride. The death of the

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Winter Qatar World Cup 'won't affect Games'

Staging the 2022 Qatar soccer World Cup in winter will not affect the Winter Olympics in the same year, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Sunday.   Bach, who was attending the Sochi 20

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Egypt cleared to play World Cup tie in Cairo

Egypt are to be allowed to play in Cairo when they host Ghana in their decisive World Cup qualifier on November 19 after the government agreed a concession following restrictions imposed in the wake of last year's Port Said stadium disaste

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Qatar least of football's problems now say players

The heat at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should be the least of soccer's worries given the more immediate concerns surrounding next year's competition in Brazil, the world players' union FIFPro has sai

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Nawras to help Omani boys meet Messi

Two Omani youngsters Majid Al-Shabli and Mohamed Al Balushi will get to meet Soccer star Lionel ‘Leo’ Messi in Qatar as part of a programme organised by Oman's telecom operator Nawras.

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Qatar eyes solar-powered cooling for World Cup

  Qatar is racing to develop efficient solar-powered cooling technology to counter the searing heat of the Middle Eastern summer in its stadiums during the 2022 soccer World Cup, a senior organising committee official told Reuter

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