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Ibet: Argentina Look The World Cup Bet At 13/2, Football

Ibet: Argentina Look The World Cup Bet At 13/2

Gareth Purnell takes a look at the outright prices in the World Cup betting market with a touch of value in mind

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Thursday, 5 June 2014 at 4:08 pm

From the Centipede to the Rat Hunter – How Brazil’s longest suffering club escaped from the wilderness, Football

From the Centipede to the Rat Hunter – How Brazil’s longest suffering club escaped from the wilderness

Welcome to football in the north east of Brazil…

By | Football, Sport | Saturday, 9 November 2013 at 9:00 am

Fifa threatens Brazil with World Cup expulsion (almost…), Football

Fifa threatens Brazil with World Cup expulsion (almost…)

June 12, 2014. England against Brazil in the opening game of the World Cup. Surprisingly the stands at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo are almost entirely empty…

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 18 October 2013 at 2:44 pm

No title, no mining: The fight for land for the Quilombola and indigenous people of Brazil, Notebook

No title, no mining: The fight for land for the Quilombola and indigenous people of Brazil

This week I’m joining thousands of other quilombola and indigenous people on the streets of Belém, a city in the northern Pará State, to take part in a three-day protest to highlight the Brazilian government’s unnecessarily long bureaucratic delays in granting quilombola communities legal title to their own land.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 6 October 2013 at 5:00 pm

A visit to the heart of the lungs of the world, Notebook

A visit to the heart of the lungs of the world

A trickle of sweat runs down my chest. Distant rumbles of thunder trigger an Amazon orchestra. Crickets, cicadas and grasshoppers whine in desperate anticipation.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 27 August 2013 at 9:00 am

Cup more than half full for Brazilian football minnows, Football

Cup more than half full for Brazilian football minnows

To begin, a health warning. Regular readers of this column, if such things exist, should make a mug of strong, sweet tea and find a sturdy armchair in which to settle.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 23 August 2013 at 4:39 pm

How Brazil’s Confederations Cup triumph was born amidst protests, Football

How Brazil’s Confederations Cup triumph was born amidst protests

Winning the Confederations Cup has surely never been commemorated with quite so much gusto.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 2 July 2013 at 5:42 pm

A view from the ground in Sao Paulo as the protests in Brazil continue to rage, Notebook

A view from the ground in Sao Paulo as the protests in Brazil continue to rage

On Monday, I joined thousands on the streets of São Paulo to protest against the brutality used by Brazil’s military police as they confronted students demonstrating against rising bus fares. Thousands joined us across the world in support – 2,000 marched in Dublin, 600 in Berlin, as well as many more in other cities.

By | Notebook | Friday, 21 June 2013 at 5:08 pm

End of the beginning: Confederations Cup an important World Cup yardstick for Brazil, Football

End of the beginning: Confederations Cup an important World Cup yardstick for Brazil

With apologies to Donna Summer, this time we know it’s (almost) for real. At least for Brazil.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 14 June 2013 at 3:58 pm

The ghost at the feast: Luiz Felipe Scolari hopes that dropping Ronaldinho for the Confederations Cup won’t come back to haunt Brazil, Football

The ghost at the feast: Luiz Felipe Scolari hopes that dropping Ronaldinho for the Confederations Cup won’t come back to haunt Brazil

There was no place for Kaká, Alexandre Pato of Corinthians, Chelsea’s Ramires, and, most perplexingly of all, Ronaldinho Gáucho

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 15 May 2013 at 1:54 pm

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