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And Then There Were Four -- A Dispatch From Rio

Jackie Townsend | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports
Jackie Townsend

The evening of July 2nd I headed to Rio with no team to root for. Italy, my soul team, didn't make it out of their group, all discussion of the matter since banned from my household. Now who?

World Cup Photo Diary: Live From Maracana Stadium

Raul de Molina | Posted 09.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

On Friday afternoon I did El Gordo y La Flaca live from Maracana Stadium right after Germany beat France in what turned out to be an uneventful match.

Brazil Thrashes Spain 3-0 in Confederations Cup Final

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.31.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil defeated reigning World Champions Spain 3-0 to secure their third consecutive Confederations Cup title and restore their reputation as one of the best footballing nations in the world at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday.

Paulinho's Header Sends Brazil to Confederations Cup Final With 2-1 Victory Over Uruguay

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil clinched a 2-1 victory over Uruguay on Wednesday to advance to the finals to the Confederations Cup and defend their Confederations Cup title at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday.

Tom Cruise Makes Beckham Jealous

AP | Posted 04.01.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Tom Cruise took time off from promoting his latest movie in Brazil by visiting Maracana Stadium and meeting former Brazilian soccer ...

Ahead Of World Cup, Brazil Forces Group Of Indigenous People Out Of Museum Complex

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — Pandemonium broke out in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium on Friday as riot police raided an old museum that aut...

FIFA Bullying Gets Politcial in Brazil World Cup Feud

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 11.02.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Under pressure from key sponsors and the powerful Sao Paulo business lobby that is close to FIFA, the Dilma government responded to Blatter's bullying by agreeing to cover cost overruns on stadium construction.