1
Jul

Shakira sighting at Confed Cup thanks to Pique red card

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Stating the obvious, absolutely nothing went right for Spain in their 3-0 loss to hosts Brazil in the Confederation Cup final. Spain not only gave up three unanswered, but also missed a penalty kick and received a red card.

The silver lining? Shakira got some face time as her significant other Gerard Pique was walking off the pitch for his rough foul on Neymar. Clearly, the pop star, who shares a child with the Barcelona star, wasn’t very happy.

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Here’s what former England international Gary Lineker had to say about it:

30
Jun

Brazilian Protests Make an Appearance During Closing Ceremony

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While protests are heating up outside the stadium, that doesn’t mean everything inside the stadium is going exactly according to FIFA’s plan.

During the Confederations Cup’s closing ceremonies, dancers in the show unexpectedly unfurled banners with messages protesting the actions of the Brazilian government.

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The organizer’s aren’t going to be happy about that.

29
Jun

Trecker’s Brazilian Travels, Day 10: Neymar’s Brazil

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Photo: Jamie Trecker/FOX Soccer

By: Jamie Trecker

LEBLON BEACH, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

I first heard the screams from the beach. A gaggle of children were standing and pointing at the upper floors of the Sheraton. The second time I heard them, they were screaming and pointing in my general direction. The thing is: I was twenty-two floors up, on my hotel balcony.

I turned and looked to my left and saw a waving hand and an unmistakable hairdo.

“Neymar! Neymar!”

As you will have gathered, I am staying approximately three doors down from Brazil’s hottest property.  In one of those bizarre accidents that happens when you stumble into a tournament late, I have managed to be booked in the team hotel for Brazil. Journalists are normally kept far, far apart from teams, but evidently, Americans are considered harmless. Last night, Luiz Felipe Scolari was eating dinner across from me while Thiago Silva played with his very adorable young son. No one seemed to care that a tattooed guy wearing a FOX Soccer polo was sleepily trying to figure out how get a piece of fish off the bones.

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