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#Brazil 2014

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 12 June, 2014

5 reasons why Brazil will win the World Cup
# Samba Boys
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# Samba Boys

5 reasons why Brazil will win the World Cup

Jun 12th 2014, 5:38 PM 3,686 Views 7 Comments

It’s the host nation’s tournament to lose.

TheScore.ie's foolproof guide to skiving off work to watch the World Cup
# Awol For Futbol
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# Awol For Futbol

TheScore.ie's foolproof guide to skiving off work to watch the World Cup

Jun 12th 2014, 2:00 PM 4,403 Views 3 Comments

It’s the World Cup, the last thing you need are the silly distractions of the workplace.

How well do you know the World Cup? Here are 20 questions
# Question Time
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# Question Time

How well do you know the World Cup? Here are 20 questions

Jun 12th 2014, 11:00 AM 5,788 Views 3 Comments

You don’t have to be Statto to ace this quiz.

How the alcohol industry 'runs the show' at the World Cup
# Cup Of Misery
# Cup Of Misery

How the alcohol industry 'runs the show' at the World Cup

Jun 12th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,863 Views 31 Comments

A long-standing ban on the sales of alcohol in Brazilian stadia has been

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Big Phil and little Neymar ready to carry hopes of a nation at the World Cup
# One More Sleep
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# One More Sleep

Big Phil and little Neymar ready to carry hopes of a nation at the World Cup

Jun 11th 2014, 5:00 PM 8,793 Views 28 Comments

It’s World Cup Eve, so here’s our man in Brazil to preview the greatest show on earth.

Sepp Blatter dancing with Fernanda Lima made us weep tears of football shame
# Sepp Up 2 The Streets
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# Sepp Up 2 The Streets

Sepp Blatter dancing with Fernanda Lima made us weep tears of football shame

Jun 11th 2014, 2:45 PM 8,426 Views 13 Comments

There is just no stopping this man.

'It makes no difference if Ronaldo plays', says German skipper Lahm
# Brazil 2014
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# Brazil 2014

'It makes no difference if Ronaldo plays', says German skipper Lahm

Jun 11th 2014, 8:35 AM 3,807 Views 7 Comments

Phillipp Lahm is getting the mind games going before facing Portugal on Monday.

'We haven’t won anything since 1966. It's false hope and gets on my wick' - Butt
# Brazil 2014
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# Brazil 2014

'We haven’t won anything since 1966. It's false hope and gets on my wick' - Butt

Jun 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,827 Views 4 Comments

The former England midfielder says the build-up to the World Cup

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

In pictures: having a game of astro is spectacular in Rio
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

In pictures: having a game of astro is spectacular in Rio

Jun 10th 2014, 9:45 PM 6,975 Views 1 Comment

It almost like you’re at the World Cup, right?

Ronaldo warms up for Ireland clash by playing a bit of American Football
# Special Teams
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# Special Teams

Ronaldo warms up for Ireland clash by playing a bit of American Football

Jun 10th 2014, 8:12 PM 7,732 Views 8 Comments

Ah, we’re not THAT rough, Cris.

TheScore.ie guide to the World Cup's best bets
# Winner Alright
From The42
# Winner Alright

TheScore.ie guide to the World Cup's best bets

Jun 10th 2014, 3:00 PM 6,846 Views 13 Comments

From dark horses to top scorers, we’ve got you covered.

5 dark horses who could go far at the World Cup
# Outsiders
From The42
# Outsiders

5 dark horses who could go far at the World Cup

Jun 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,784 Views 8 Comments

Don’t worry, you’re entering a Belgium-free zone.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 9 June, 2014

'Think of money as pubic hair and FIFA as wax' - John Oliver gives a unique take on the World Cup
# Brazilian
From The42
# Brazilian

'Think of money as pubic hair and FIFA as wax' - John Oliver gives a unique take on the World Cup

Jun 9th 2014, 9:38 PM 8,021 Views 9 Comments

The comedian called the organisation ‘comically grotesque’.

Ronaldo, Rooney and Neymar take on a team of clones in Nike's cool animation
# Cartoon
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# Cartoon

Ronaldo, Rooney and Neymar take on a team of clones in Nike's cool animation

Jun 9th 2014, 7:18 PM 7,199 Views 13 Comments

This could be the best World Cup 2014 ad yet.

Snapshot: England's World Cup base is the perfect place to play football
# Brazil 2014
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# Brazil 2014

Snapshot: England's World Cup base is the perfect place to play football

Jun 9th 2014, 6:56 PM 9,025 Views 5 Comments

Never has a military base looked so inviting.

6 reasons Holland will win the World Cup
# Future Is Orange
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# Future Is Orange

6 reasons Holland will win the World Cup

Jun 9th 2014, 4:00 PM 9,890 Views 11 Comments

Holland, Netherlands. Po-tay-toe, po-tah-toe. This is the year The Oranje go all the way.

# brazil-2014 - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Do FIFA need a 33rd team? Cameroon didn't get on their flight to Brazil today
# NOt Plane Sailing
From The42
# NOt Plane Sailing

Do FIFA need a 33rd team? Cameroon didn't get on their flight to Brazil today

Jun 8th 2014, 7:05 PM 14,742 Views 15 Comments

Sammy Eto’o and his countrymen initally didn’t get on the plane but everything should be okay now.

# brazil-2014 - Saturday 7 June, 2014

With five days to go, police fire tear gas at striking train workers in Brazil
# Sao Paulo
# Sao Paulo

With five days to go, police fire tear gas at striking train workers in Brazil

Jun 7th 2014, 9:43 AM 9,606 Views 27 Comments

There were scuffles in Sao Paulo while demonstrators blocked the streets and the national team was booed.

Six goals for Germany but Reus injury threatens World Cup ambitions
# Injury Time
From The42
# Injury Time

Six goals for Germany but Reus injury threatens World Cup ambitions

Jun 7th 2014, 9:39 AM 2,797 Views 1 Comment

The Dortmund winger was rushed to hospital after an ankle injury.

# brazil-2014 - Friday 6 June, 2014

From Après Match to Zidane: The A-Z of the World Cup
# Football Alphabet
From The42
# Football Alphabet

From Après Match to Zidane: The A-Z of the World Cup

Jun 6th 2014, 3:00 PM 11,810 Views 12 Comments

We run down through the finals — letter-by-letter.

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Did the RTÉ World Cup panel put themselves through a Brazilian name generator?
# Ossie's Dream
From The42
# Ossie's Dream

Did the RTÉ World Cup panel put themselves through a Brazilian name generator?

Jun 5th 2014, 6:33 PM 7,909 Views 14 Comments

Ossie looks like he’s on the worst stag weekend ever.

Move over Dunphy... RTÉ adds new faces to World Cup coverage
# Brazil 2014
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# Brazil 2014

Move over Dunphy... RTÉ adds new faces to World Cup coverage

Jun 5th 2014, 4:39 PM 17,969 Views 49 Comments

And Ossie and Didi are back too.

10 young players who could make a big impact at the World Cup
# First-Timers
From The42
# First-Timers

10 young players who could make a big impact at the World Cup

Jun 5th 2014, 4:00 PM 11,205 Views 10 Comments

This group of upstarts might just take Brazil by storm this month.

Download your TheScore.ie office sweepstakes kit here, World Cup fans
# Cash Money
From The42
# Cash Money

Download your TheScore.ie office sweepstakes kit here, World Cup fans

Jun 5th 2014, 8:00 AM 13,132 Views 2 Comments

Get behind a team AND take money off your workmates.

Brazilian police threaten to mar World Cup: Amnesty International
# World Cup
# World Cup

Brazilian police threaten to mar World Cup: Amnesty International

Jun 5th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,863 Views 8 Comments

Amnesty says the Brazilian police are guilty of indiscriminate use of tear gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters, arbitrary arrests and the misuse of laws.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 2 June, 2014

With 10 days until the World Cup starts, five of Brazil's soccer stadiums still aren't finished
# Just Do It
# Just Do It

With 10 days until the World Cup starts, five of Brazil's soccer stadiums still aren't finished

Jun 2nd 2014, 3:25 PM 29,896 Views 46 Comments

The tournament kicks off on 12 June but there is still much work to be done.

Green-haired leopards, chilli peppers, armadillos and more of the greatest mascots in World Cup history
# Costume Drama
From The42
# Costume Drama

Green-haired leopards, chilli peppers, armadillos and more of the greatest mascots in World Cup history

Jun 2nd 2014, 1:00 PM 2,670 Views 1 Comment

What would we do without these stuffed, cutesy creations?

Rossi misses out as Italy finalise 23-man squad to take down England at World Cup
# Blue Monday
From The42
# Blue Monday

Rossi misses out as Italy finalise 23-man squad to take down England at World Cup

Jun 2nd 2014, 7:43 AM 6,102 Views 3 Comments

Not to worry, Bearded Gent Andrea Pirlo made the cut.

# brazil-2014 - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Fab Johnson effort shows just how you go about stuffing Turkey
# Woof
From The42
# Woof

Fab Johnson effort shows just how you go about stuffing Turkey

Jun 1st 2014, 9:13 PM 6,677 Views 6 Comments

We could have done with a goal like this in the Aviva last Sunday.

# brazil-2014 - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Experienced cover for Costa means no place for Navas, Negredo or Llorente in Spain's World Cup squad
# Counting The Costa
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# Counting The Costa

Experienced cover for Costa means no place for Navas, Negredo or Llorente in Spain's World Cup squad

May 31st 2014, 1:07 PM 8,081 Views 18 Comments

David Villa and Fernando Torres have been named alongside Pedro as cover.

Would you pay €500 for this World Cup t-shirt?
# Followers Of Fashion
From The42
# Followers Of Fashion

Would you pay €500 for this World Cup t-shirt?

May 31st 2014, 11:16 AM 7,079 Views 9 Comments

Versace hopes you will.

This incredibly accurate paper plane was the highlight of England's game last night
# Plane Sailing
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# Plane Sailing

This incredibly accurate paper plane was the highlight of England's game last night

May 31st 2014, 9:55 AM 7,882 Views 18 Comments

Some shot in fairness.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Your foolproof guide to picking a World Cup team to support this summer
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# Sponsored By Life Style Sports

Your foolproof guide to picking a World Cup team to support this summer

May 28th 2014, 5:45 PM 20,635 Views 70 Comments

Ireland for life – but Brazil for a fling.

Germany's World Cup preparations shook as two players involved in car crash
# Lucky Escape
From The42
# Lucky Escape

Germany's World Cup preparations shook as two players involved in car crash

May 28th 2014, 9:54 AM 6,586 Views 1 Comment

Luckily, both Benedikt Howedes and Julian Draxler came away from the incident unhurt.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Eric Cantona has made a documentary about the World Cup in Brazil
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

Eric Cantona has made a documentary about the World Cup in Brazil

May 27th 2014, 12:39 PM 3,384 Views 4 Comments

‘Looking For Rio’ will premiere in London early next month and the Frenchman has given a taster in this interview with Amnesty International.

10-year-old Irish 'mini Messi' chosen to star in global World Cup ad
# One For The Future
From The42
# One For The Future

10-year-old Irish 'mini Messi' chosen to star in global World Cup ad

May 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 25,434 Views 22 Comments

Ciaran Duffy was flown to Rio for filming after being spotted by Hollywood producers on YouTube.

Luis Suarez's doctor optimistic that he will be fit for the World Cup
# Fitness Race
From The42
# Fitness Race

Luis Suarez's doctor optimistic that he will be fit for the World Cup

May 27th 2014, 7:30 AM 2,555 Views 10 Comments

Uruguay’s talisman is currently recovering from knee surgery.

# brazil-2014 - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Messi, Suarez, RVP and Kanye team up in new Adidas World Cup ad
# Brazil 2014
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# Brazil 2014

Messi, Suarez, RVP and Kanye team up in new Adidas World Cup ad

May 25th 2014, 1:39 PM 4,842 Views 5 Comments

Leo has some pretty epic dreams if this is anything to go by.

Giles: Bill will be hugely missed but I'm not thinking about retirement
# Last Hurrah
From The42
# Last Hurrah

Giles: Bill will be hugely missed but I'm not thinking about retirement

May 25th 2014, 10:00 AM 8,120 Views 11 Comments

RTÉ’s resident football anchor will call it a day after this summer’s World Cup finals.

# brazil-2014 - Friday 16 May, 2014

Falcao makes early return to training as he clings onto World Cup dream
# Brazil 2014
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# Brazil 2014

Falcao makes early return to training as he clings onto World Cup dream

May 16th 2014, 8:20 PM 5,300 Views 5 Comments

The Colombian striker is expected to miss out on this summer’s finals but took part in a session with Monaco this morning.