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​Brazil has already lost and it’s the people who pay the price
“We don’t need the World Cup. We need health and education,” hand-written placards say during the recent demonstrations against the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

01.07.2014 11:38

Deadly penalties: Brazil fan has heart attack during World Cup game vs Chile
A Brazil fan went into cardiac arrest while supporting the host nation in a World Cup game against Chile. The man was reportedly watching the dramatic penalty shoot-out at a bar when the heart attack struck. He later passed away at a local hospital.

29.06.2014 17:22

German World Cup fans warned not to sing or face paint
The German team has concluded the group stage of the World Cup at the top of Group G. But the country's authorities are aiming to calm down the football fever, handing out huge fines to loud fans and warning that flag face paint might cause cancer.

27.06.2014 19:25

Russian fans outraged as laser beam blinds goalkeeper in Algeria game
Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was blinded by a laser beam aimed directly at his eyes 10 seconds before Algeria scored the winning goal, said Russia’s coach Fabio Capello. Social media exploded with wild theories concerning the origin of the laser beam.

27.06.2014 14:35

Reality bites: Uruguay’s Suarez slammed with record 9-match ban, $111k fine
Uruguay’s football team has been left toothless in the World Cup after FIFA imposed a nine-match ban on striker Luis Suarez for taking a bite out of his Italian opponent. Uruguay will reportedly appeal the decision, which also comes with a large fine.

26.06.2014 15:41

Jaws and scores: Suarez and other bite-crazy athletes (VIDEO)
Uruguay’s striker Luis Suarez has made headlines by chomping on an Italian rival in a crucial FIFA World Cup match. RT recalls the history of Suarez’s misconduct and other top athletes, who don’t hesitate to use their teeth to achieve victory.

25.06.2014 16:01

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez takes a bite out of the competition, social media erupts
A minor scandal erupted during a World Cup match on Tuesday when Uruguay’s striker, Luis Suarez, appeared to take a bite out of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder. The incident immediately set off a torrent of memes on social media.

24.06.2014 21:19

Football hooligans: Challenge for Russia ahead of home 2018 World Cup?
With Russian fans accused of displaying neo-Nazi banners during the country’s opening World Cup match in Brazil, RT looks into the origins and the current state of Russian football hooliganism.

22.06.2014 15:44

Live it! Blind and deaf Brazilian fan feels World Cup match through friend’s hands (VIDEO)
There’s nothing impossible for a real friend, a Brazilian teacher proved, after he found a way to help his blind and deaf buddy experience a World Cup match live, moving his friend’s hands through the mini-pitch to show the game’s developments.

22.06.2014 09:17

Juice Rap News: THIEFA's World Coup vs Brazilian people
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."

22.06.2014 06:15

Brazilian slum team challenges World Cup champs
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.

21.06.2014 22:55

Best fans at World Cup? Japanese clean up stadium after team’s matches (PHOTOS)
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.

20.06.2014 20:03