Tag Archives: 2014 Soccer World Cup

World Cup Players, Referees Feeling the Brazilian Heat

The soccer referee’s game is often seen as cognitive rather than physical. But while the cognitive element of their game receives attention, the sheer scale of this task is perhaps overlooked. The total distance covered by a referee in a single match is in the region of 12km, of which 889m is at high speed (above 19.8 km/h) with approximately 30 full sprints (above 25.2 km/h) over the 90 minutes.

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World Cup Kicks Off Brazil’s Political Football

It has become fashionable to say that hosting the World Cup was a mistake, and that the competition will only expose Brazil’s economic weakness, social inequalities, and political tensions. These arguments are tendentious and based on selective reasoning.

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Brazil Protests Continue Ahead of World Cup

Since June 2013, thousands of people have marched through the streets of Brazil demanding improvements to public transportation, health and education, and in opposition of excessive public spending ahead of the Brazil 2014 World Cup, which will take place from June 12 to July 13. The first protests started in São Paulo, opposing hikes in public transportation fees announced by …

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