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World Cup 2014: Brazil A Soccer Nation

Brazil A Soccer Nation

The first Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup tournament was held in Uruguay in 1930, with thirteen teams taking part. Uruguay, which was the host country at the time, was the first team to win a World Cup ... Show More

Categories: Soccer, Sports, 2014 FIFA World Cup, FIFA World Cup, International soccer, Men's soccer, Events, Men's sports; Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sao Paulo
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Brazil WCup Daily Life
Mateus da Silva, 12, poses for a photo after playing soccer at a slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 9, 2014. The 2014 Word Cup soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days, with Brazil and Croatia playing in the opening match on June 12. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Brazil WCup Soccer
A street performer dressed as a Brazilian national soccer team player and a boy holding a replica of a World Cup trophy, pose for a photo in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The 2014 World Cup is set to begin Thursday, with Brazil and Croatia competing in the opening match in Sao Paulo. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Brazil WCup Soccer
People walk on a street decorated with the national flags of the 2014 World Cup participants, in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The international soccer tournament is set to begin Thursday, with Brazil and Croatia competing in the opening match in Sao Paulo. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Brazil WCup Soccer
Ana Sosa, left, and Tony Pais attend to customer Claudia Negri at a downtown hair salon in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The 2014 World Cup is set to begin Thursday, with Brazil and Croatia competing in the opening match in Sao Paulo. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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APTOPIX Brazil WCup Soccer
A street performer dressed as a Brazilian national soccer team player, balances a ball on his head during his presentation in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The 2014 World Cup is set to begin Thursday, with Brazil and Croatia competing in the opening match in Sao Paulo. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup
A man kicks a soccer ball on the shores of Beira Mar, in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Soccer fans around the world are gearing up to watch the World Cup soccer tournament that kicks off in Sao Paulo, Thursday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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APTOPIX India Soccer WCUP
An Indian boy, center, with his face painted with colors resembling those of the Brazil's flag, plays a game of soccer with others in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Soccer fans around the world are gearing up to watch the World Cup soccer tournament that kicks off Thursday in Brazil. (AP Photo/ Aijaz Rahi)

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APTOPIX Brazil WCup Fields Everywhere Photo Essay
In this June 6, 2014 photo, people play soccer at the Dona Marta slum, backdropped by the Christ the Redeemer statue and Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. City - or charity - run “escolinhas,” or soccer schools, operate in nearly all of the slums, from the Dona Marta shantytown, which is ensconced in the middle-class Botafogo neighborhood, to Mangueira, a historic slum overlooking the mythical Maracana Stadium, where six World Cup matches plus the final are to be held. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Daily Life
A pedestrian passes a graffiti depicting human hands holding the earth with the Brazilian flag in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The World Cup is set to open on June 12 with Brazil facing Croatia in Sao Paulo. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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Brazil Soccer WCup
Caique, 7, wears a Brazilian national soccer jersey while he sits on a sidewalk, during his daily walking, in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Brazil is hosting the World Cup soccer tournament starting June 12. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Brazil WCup Daily Life
A man plays soccer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 8, 2014. The 2014 Word Cup soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days, with Brazil and Croatia playing in the opening match on June 12. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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APTOPIX Argentina WCup Soccer
Argentina's national soccer team T-shirts hang for sale outside the Argentine Soccer Association before the team heads the airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, June 9, 2014. Argentina's team is leaving Monday to compete in the Brazil's 2014 soccer Word Cup. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup
A pet rooster named Paquita Fred stands next to a replica of the World Cup trophy in front of Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The 11 year old rooster wearing a cape with the colors of the Brazilian national soccer team and a medallion of the local Fluminense soccer club gets his name from Fred, the Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Fluminense and is now one of the members of the national soccer team. The World Cup soccer tournament starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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Argentine soccer fans embrace facing the Atlantic Ocean in Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema beach, Brazil, Monday, June 9, 2014. Argentine fans began arriving to Rio de Janeiro, where their national soccer team will play the first match on June 15 against Bosnia. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Brazil Soccer WCup
This picture shows a wide view of the Arena Castelao interior, in Fortaleza, Brazil, Monday, June 9, 2014. The Brazil 2014 Word Cup soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days, with the opening match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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Brazil WCup Security
A Brazilian soldier stands guard in front of the National Stadium during a chemical contamination training exercise, in prepration for the FIFA soccer World Cup, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 9, 2014. The international soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days, with Brazil and Croatia competing in the opening match on June 12. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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Brazil WCup Daily Life
A man balances on a slackline at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 9, 2014. The 2014 Word Cup soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days, with Brazil and Croatia playing in the opening match on June 12. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Brazil Soccer WCup
A man passes in front of clocks set with different time zones in the press room of the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 9, 2014. The stadium will host the opening match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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Brazil Soccer WCup
A man with his children pick up sea shells at Iracema beach in Fortaleza, Brazil, Monday, June 9, 2014. The Brazil 2014 Word Cup soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days. The first match to be played in Fortaleza will be between Uruguay and Costa Rica on June 14. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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Brazil WCup Security
Firefighters and soldiers conduct a chemical contamination simulated training exercise, in preparation for the FIFA soccer World Cup, in front of the National Stadium, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 9, 2014. The international soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days, with Brazil and Croatia competing in the opening match on June 12. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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Brazil WCup Soccer
A man washes the sand off his foot in Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema beach, Brazil, Monday, June 9, 2014. The 2014 Word Cup soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days, with Brazil and Croatia playing in the opening match on June 12.(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Brazil Argentina WCup Soccer
Argentines play soccer at Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema beach, Brazil, Monday, June 9, 2014. Argentine soccer fans began arriving to Rio, where their national soccer team will play the first match on June 15 against Bosnia. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Brazil WCup Soccer
Activist Sara Winter poses for the picture during her anti World Cup protest in Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema beach, Brazil, Monday, June 9, 2014. Written on her body in English is the phrase, "While your team is relaxing, Brazilians are dying". Winter walks the beach talking to foreign tourists telling them that Brazilians are suffering from neglect. The FIFA 2014 soccer World Cup is set to open on June 12. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Brazil Soccer WCup
Workers put tiles on a wall at the Tancredo Neves International Airport, ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monday, June 9, 2014. The World Cup is set to open on June 12 with Brazil facing Croatia inn Sao Paulo. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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