International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 8 – Zainab Bangura

We continue to celebrate the women of the world, Zainab Bangura, not only on one day, International Women’s Day, but for as long as we can. Enjoy the post, original posted on Huffington Post: 8. Zainab Bangura pushed countries to recognize that sexual violence in conflict has to stop. As the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict, … Continue reading International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 8 – Zainab Bangura

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International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 7 – Lena Klimova

We continue to celebrate the women of the world, Lena Klimova, not only on one day, International Women’s Day, but for as long as we can. Enjoy the post, original posted on Huffington Post: 7. Lena Klimova gave Russian gay teens a voice online. Just days before the Sochi Winter Olympics opened in February, young journalist Lena Klimova was charged under … Continue reading International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 7 – Lena Klimova

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2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany wins 2014 FIFA World Cup!

2014 FIFA World Cup. Germany wins 2014 FIFA World Cup! A brilliant game against Argentina, winning by 1 goal to nil in extra time. Argentina employed great defending and held off Germany leading the game into extra time. However, Germany's fresh leg subs sinks a goal with 6 minutes to go in play. Argentina nor Lionel Messi could … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany wins 2014 FIFA World Cup!

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2014 FIFA World Cup: Fifa official linked to $100m ticket scandal

Reblogged Eleven suspected ticket touts who were supplied by Fifa insider arrested in Rio after phone-tapping sting, say Brazilian police Police in Rio de Janeiro have said a Fifa official is involved in a US$100m ticket scandal. Officers have arrested 11 suspected ticket touts as part of an investigation called Operation Jules Rimet, which has … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup: Fifa official linked to $100m ticket scandal

2014 FIFA World Cup – Cameroon is investigating allegations its World Cup team threw a game against Croatia

Re-blogged from Quartz Cameroon’s national soccer federation has announced it will investigate whether its team threw a match to Croatia in the World Cup after a notorious match fixer predicted the score (4-0) and that a player would get sent off with a red card. And sure enough, this happened in the match, leading to the … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup – Cameroon is investigating allegations its World Cup team threw a game against Croatia

2014 FIFA World Cup - Colombia's Rodriguez scores the second goal of the match.

2014 Fifa World Cup – Match Results for Round of 16 matches June 28 – July 1, 2014

2014 Fifa World Cup Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:00 Brazil  3  2 Chile Belo Horizonte Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:00 Uruguay  0  2 Colombia Rio De Janeiro Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:00 Mexico  1  2 Netherlands Fortaleza Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:00 Costa Rica  5  3 Greece Recife Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:00 France  2 … Continue reading 2014 Fifa World Cup – Match Results for Round of 16 matches June 28 – July 1, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup - Neymar prays while Chile huddle.

2014 Fifa World Cup – Match Schedule for Round of 16 matches June 28 – July 1, 2014

2014 Fifa World Cup Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:00 Brazil Chile Belo Horizonte Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:00 Uruguay Colombia Rio De Janeiro Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:00 Mexico Netherlands Fortaleza Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:00 Costa Rica Greece Recife Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:00 France Nigeria Brasilia Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:00 Germany Algeria … Continue reading 2014 Fifa World Cup – Match Schedule for Round of 16 matches June 28 – July 1, 2014

2014 Fifa World Cup - Luiz Suarez bites Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in the Uruguay vs. Italy

2014 FIFA World Cup – Luis Suárez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity

The following decision reached by Fifa is certainly not sufficent for Luiz Suarez, especially with this offence being his third. In my opinion he should be either banned for no less than 1 year or for lifetime. It should also be required that he get a psychololgical analysis and at least 6 months worth of … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup – Luis Suárez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity

2014 Fifa World Cup – Luiz Suarez bites Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in the Uruguay vs. Italy match

2014 Fifa World Cup There seems to be a lot of misbehaving in the 2014 Fifa World Cup and the match between Uruguay and Italy was a prime example of this. It seems no one is surprised by the fact that Luiz Suarez bit a fellow player, Italian player Giorgio Chiellini; after all, this was … Continue reading 2014 Fifa World Cup – Luiz Suarez bites Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in the Uruguay vs. Italy match

2014 Fifa World Cup – How Brazil’s traditional food vendors took on FIFA and won | Al Jazeera America

The 2014 Fifa World Cup organizers have had to amend their policy of allowing only sponsors’ wares to be sold at stadiums On the cobbled streets of Salvador, in the shadow of faded pastel buildings that date from Brazil’s colonial era, an army of ladies in flowing white cotton dresses sell the local delicacy acarajé. … Continue reading 2014 Fifa World Cup – How Brazil’s traditional food vendors took on FIFA and won | Al Jazeera America

2014 Fifa World Cup – The Crazy Rules Some Teams Have About Pre-Game Sex

Science says that sex can actually help, not hurt, athletic performance. But wary coaches disagree

When you’re competing in the world’s most-watched sporting event – 2014 Fifa World Cup – you don’t take any chances with your body. So while experts may disagree about whether having sex before a game can affect a player’s performance, many teams at this year’s World Cup have implemented sex bans.

“There will be no sex in Brazil. They can find another solution, they can even masturbate if they want. I am not interested what the other coaches do, this is not a holiday trip, we are there to play football at the World Cup,” Safet Susic, the coach of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s national soccer team told reporters of his team’s ban in April.

On Tuesday, Quartz broke down the sex rules for the 2014 Fifa World Cup teams. To sum up:

Sex is permitted on these teams: Germany, Spain, the United States, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Uruguay and England

Sex is banned on these teams: Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile and Mexico

And the rules are complicated on these teams:

  • France (you can have sex but not all night),
  • Brazil (you can have sex, but not “acrobatic” sex),
  • Costa Rica (can’t have sex until the second round) and
  • Nigeria (can sleep with wives but not girlfriends)

The rules for the remaining teams are unknown.

Are some sex rules excessive? Probably. The two most common concerns about pre-game sex are that intercourse might make a player tired and weak or it could affect him psychologically. Studies have shown that the former is a myth.

Read more at http://time.com/2894263/world-cup-sex-soccer/

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When you’re competing in the world’s most-watched sporting event, you don’t take any chances with your body. So while experts may disagree about whether having sex before a game can affect a player’s performance, many teams at this year’s World Cup have implemented sex bans.

“There will be no sex in Brazil. They can find another solution, they can even masturbate if they want. I am not interested what the other coaches do, this is not a holiday trip, we are there to play football at the World Cup,” Safet Susic, the coach of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s national soccer team told reporters of his team’s ban in April.

On Tuesday, Quartz broke down the sex rules for the World Cup teams. To sum up:

Sex is permitted on these teams: Germany, Spain, the United States, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Uruguay and England

Sex is banned on these teams: Russia, Bosnia and…

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2014 FIFA World Cup ball

2014 FIFA World Cup – FIFA World Cup Winners

  FIFA World Cup Winners Here is a list of winners of the previous FIFA World Cups Year Host  Winner Score 1930 Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay 4-2 Argentina 1934 Italy Italy Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia 1938 France Italy Italy 4-2 Hungary 1942 not held 1946 not held 1950 Brazil Uruguay Uruguay 2-1 Brazil 1954 Switzerland Germany Germany 3-2 Hungary … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup – FIFA World Cup Winners