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Why Would Any Country Host The World Cup?

There should be a sense of pride and revelry overtaking the nation of Brazil, where the World Cup starts today. Yet residents in cities across the country are protesting with transit strikes and tent occupations, hoping to draw attention to the extreme costs and unfinished facilities stunting the sluggish economy.


How To Watch Every FIFA World Cup Match In Australia, Online And On TV

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is upon us. 32 teams from around the world are in Brazil for the 20th meeting of the worldwide football tournament, and you’ll be able to watch every single game live in Australia — wherever you are — thanks to the hard work of SBS.


Nike 3D Prints Three Unique Football Bags For The World Cup

When you’re one of the world’s top footballers, there are a lot of perks. One of these perks is some extremely cool bespoke kit from the world’s top sporting goods manufacturers. Made exclusively for Ronaldo, Rooney and Neymar Jr., Nike’s new Rebento sports bag has a supple leather upper, but a plastic base entirely 3D printed and integrated into the black and fluoro green nylon mesh.


Brazil's World Cup Logo Sure Looks Like Someone Facepalming

With less than 50 days to go before Brazil hosts the World Cup finals, chatter over whether it’s prepared has been growing by the day. This doesn’t help: The event’s logo is being ridiculed for bearing an uncanny resemblance to the internet’s favourite way to express disgust, shame or embarrassment — the ol’ facepalm.


Qatar Cancels Four Of Its 12 Planned World Cup Stadiums

After a year of ballooning costs, delays and controversy over its labour practices, Qatar is cutting back. According to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek, organisers have decided to drastically scale back plans to construct a dozen new stadiums for the 2022 World Cup.


All The Major Sport Competitions Since 1903 Condensed In Beautiful Circular Graphics

If you like sports and awesome data visualisation, you will love these posters, which can be printed to order in beautiful paper. You can choose the final playoffs of every major sport event since 1903 — 427 brackets from the American MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS to the European Champions League, the UEFA Euro and FIFA’s World Cup.


Soccer's New Ball-Tracking Technology Should Be Used In Every Sport

At last, after years of horribly bad referee calls, the cave full of old crooks and farts known as FIFA has approved the use of technology to track the ball in soccer games. This is a huge change, with profound implications in the most popular sport in the world.


Xbox Live Users Are Being Hacked For Virtual FIFA Gear

Xbox Live users are under attack on two levels: hackers are targeting them at an alarming rate and using their MS points on FIFA ’11 and ’12 in-game gear; and Microsoft is then shutting down their accounts to investigate for up to 25 days.


If Japan Has Its Way, You Will See Holographic Soccer Matches In The 2022 World Cup

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With the 2010 World Cup a distant memory, Japan has started preparations for its 2022 World Cup bid. Judging by what they’re showing FIFA, it’s going to be ridiculously futuristic. Like real-time holographic matches beamed across the world futuristic.


FIFA To Consider Goal Line Tech, But Not Offsides

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has acknowledged that referee mistakes were made and that FIFA will “take on board again the discussion about technology”. But he’s not going far enough.


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