Mario Balotelli tweets ‘kkk’ (Portuguese ‘lol’), stupidly accused of racism

Twitter greenhorn Mario Balotelli has only made 544 tweets, but his handle is already mirroring the madness of his real life. The Azzurri striker paid an unexpected visit to the Bahia favelas on Friday evening (apparently against the advice of management), and was mobbed by kids as he walked the streets. Clearly moved and surprised […]

Brazilian protesters’ anthem ‘Vem Pra Rua’ originally came from…a FIAT ad

‘Vem pra rua’, ‘Come to the street’. It sounds edgy, anarchic, and anti-establishment, but the song by rock-reggae-funk group O Rappa reverberating through the streets of Brazil over the last week was originally written for…a FIAT ad. The ad was originally planned to be broadcast in May and throughout the Confederations Cup to incite the […]

Spain U20s take up where their elders left off with 4-1 win over US U20s

USA U20 1 – Spain U20 4 (U20 World Cup, June 21, 2013) Jese Rodriguez latched onto a back post cross to give Spain the lead. Gerard Deulofeu doubled Spain’s lead with a super curler into the far corner from just outside the box. Jese Rodriguez afforded himself the time to stroke the ball out from […]

Bruma’s brace takes Portugal U20s to narrow 3-2 win over Nigeria U20s

Nigeria U20 2 – Portugal U20 3 (U20 World Cup, June 21, 2013) Bruma broke through the Nigerian defence, latched onto a through ball and finished well to give Portugal the lead. Aladje scored Portugal’s second with a simple tap in after the Nigeria keeper failed to hold a simple shot. Ajagun brought Nigeria back into […]

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