The World Cup is less than two weeks away and I’ve found myself neck-deep in compelling and insightful stories/articles about the event, the sport, and host nation Brazil.
I’m going to share my favorites in this post. Bookmark this link because I’ll be updating it with new stories as I come across them.
- Brazil’s Poor Stage an Alternative to World Cup: Rio de Janeiro favela hosts People’s Cup for communities affected by FIFA restrictions, evictions and home demolitions.
- The Messi Scandal: From Charity Soccer to Money Laundering Accusations
- Fixed Soccer Matches Cast Shadow Over World Cup: A New York Times investigation of match fixing ahead of the last World Cup gives an unusually detailed look at the ease with which professional gamblers can fix matches.
- ‘There will have been no World Cup’: The World Cup has become the focal point of Brazilians’ anger over corruption, poverty and social injustice.
- Why Is Blackwater Helping to Train Brazil’s World Cup Security?
- Will Brazil’s World Cup Stadium in the Middle of the Amazon Pay Off?: The city of Manaus hopes that a new soccer stadium, built for the World Cup, will become a post-tournament boon to the economy
- Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff defends World Cup organisation
- The 1950 World Cup in Brazil in pictures: major upsets and unfinished stadiums
- This mind-controlled exoskeleton will let a paralyzed teen kick the 1st ball at the World Cup
- Hard Evidence: what is the World Cup worth?
- Police fear rise in domestic violence during World Cup