As Brazil hosts the world’s top football tournament, Juice Rap News’ Robert Foster investigates why many Brazilians are protesting against THIEFA’s World Coup, and why governments’ real interest in the sport should really be called "The World Game."
The star team of the world's best footballers – still to be determined at the 2014 Brazil World Cup – has been challenged by a team of the world's poorest to play a match on their home field in the São Paulo slums.
The football showdown between Japan and Greece ended in a scoreless draw, but the Japanese fans scored top points from the clean-up crew after leaving the stands of the stadium and its bathroom unblemished.
Pope Francis says that although he is taking a risk by ditching his bulletproof popemobile to engage with ordinary people, he has little to lose at the age of 77. He added that the fancy car reminds him of a “sardine can.”
Brazilian police have used teargas and stun grenades in San Paolo clashing with about 200 protesters angry with the govt overspending on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This occurred hours before the tournament’s opening game to be held in the city.
The hacktivist group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for cyber attacks on websites of the Brazilian government and major sponsors of the World Cup. Dubbed #OpWorldCup, the operation is protesting corruption and “actions against the people.”
Five-time champions Brazil are hosting the 20th football World Cup, with Germany battling it out with Argentina to see who will be crowned champion in Rio de Janeiro on July 13. RT is providing full coverage of the match on its website.
The recent protests against this month’s FIFA World Cup have spread to Twitter with the hashtag "I am not going to Brazil because…" Brazil’s president has slammed the protest as a campaign against FIFA and her party.