Arquivo - Tag: Soccer

Who is Neymar?

This flashy and hugely talented kid has been dazzling fans in Brazil for years. He’s likely to be one of the best in the world – but will need to play in Europe first. By Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro Who is Neymar? You mean you don’t know? You must be American. He is(…)

Beer at the World Cup

As if Brazil hadn’t already been infuriating FIFA enough lately, it is looking like the government may uphold a ban on alcohol during all matches in 2014. Soccer fans in Brazil drink beer before and after the game, and are so intensely focused on the action during the 90-minute matches that the current law doesn’t(…)

Brazil’s soccer kingpin falls

The 2014 World Cup will have a new leader Ricardo Teixeira, the man responsible for running Brazilian soccer for 22 years, stepped down today, citing health reasons. But Teixeira, who would have organized the 2014 World Cup, has also been facing intense pressure to resign after a new corruption scandal emerged. Which was the real(…)