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Netherlands Routs Spain In World Cup Rematch

Saturday, June 14, 2014

It was a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final. But the similarity ended there. Netherlands routed the defending champions, Spain, 5-1.

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At World Cup, Patriotism Is More Than Jersey Deep

Friday, June 13, 2014

In a sea of national colors, one American soccer fan dons the red and white of the U.S. team. Even the youngest locals seem unimpressed.

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All Things Considered

How Do You Win A World Cup Game Without Even Playing? Ask A Fan

Friday, June 13, 2014

The World Cup has arrived in Brazil and with it a legion of superstitions and rituals that people practice in the belief it will help their team win. Fans have some very creative practices.

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The World's Watching Soccer, But Basketball Is On The Barbershop's Brain

Friday, June 13, 2014

The most popular global sporting event, the World Cup, kicked off this week in Brazil. But the Barbershop guys are fired up about games closer to home: the NBA finals.

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Can A Female Politician Be Insulted Without It Being Sexist?

Friday, June 13, 2014

Debate is raging online about whether profane chants directed at President Dilma Rousseff during Brazil's World Cup match against Croatia were sexist.

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The Takeaway

Bosnia's First World Cup in Almost 25 Years

Friday, June 13, 2014

Sunday marks the first time Bosnia will compete at the World Cup since it established independence from Yugoslavia in 1992. Kenan Trebincevic, author of "The Bosnia List", reflects on what the tournament means for the country.

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Morning Edition

World Cup's First Day Marred By Protests

Friday, June 13, 2014

Riot police in Sao Paulo used tear gas and stun grenades against protesters angry over Brazil's attention to the World Cup over the needs of its people. The violence came before the first game began.

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Morning Edition

Brazil Gets World Cup Started With 3-1 Win Over Croatia

Friday, June 13, 2014

The 2014 World Cup is officially underway. Before the opening game, there were several protests around the country. But the revelry and excitement after the match captured the most attention.

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PRI's The World

Why Byron Moreno became known as the 'worst soccer referee ever'

Friday, June 13, 2014

Byron Moreno used to be a World Cup soccer referee. Now the Ecuadorian — a notorious ex-con — is known as the worst referee ever.

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PRI's The World

Izzy's Pick: Ghana over USA

Friday, June 13, 2014

It's time for Isidoro the ocelot to make his first pick. Who will it be, USA or Ghana?

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PRI's The World

Even if they lose, Bosnia-Herzegovina's national team has already won

Friday, June 13, 2014

This Sunday, Bosnia-Herzegovina will play its first World Cup match ever. More than two decades after the country was torn apart by ethnic violence, this national team symbolizes a new page in the country's history.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Thursday, June 12, 2014

This week in “Thanks, Internet” — Speed turns 20, basketball's best court, Hundred Waters' "Murmurs" gets a music video, the ultimate upcycle, and what to do when you're bored at an airport.

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Brazil Wins World Cup Opener Against Croatia, 3-1

Thursday, June 12, 2014

After a bad start, Brazil recovered to defeat Croatia in the first game of the iconic soccer competition.

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All Things Considered

Brazil And Croatia Open World Cup Play On The Pitch

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brazil and Croatia face off in the first game of the 2014 World Cup. Organizers hope the start of the tournament directs attention back on the field and away from the problems in preparation.

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All Things Considered

Brazilians Greet The World Cup Kickoff With Protests And Tear Gas

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In Brazil, thousands of protesters clashed with police just hours before the World Cup opening ceremony. The streets of Sao Paolo were filled with tear gas and concussion grenades.

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All Things Considered

The Ad Campaign to Turn Washington's Team Name To 'The R Word'

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Melissa Block speaks with Chairman Marshall McKay of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. His tribe purchased TV space for an ad criticizing the Washington Redskins name, set to run during the NBA finals.

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The Takeaway

The Cult Following & Tribalism of CrossFit

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In 2005, there were only 13 CrossFit gyms across the country. Today, there are more than 9,000. But CrossFit is not just a fitness trend, it’s a philosophy too. What's behind this fitness craze?

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Soundcheck

The Soundcheck Guide To Brazil: Indie Music From São Paulo To Rio

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Soundcheck continues its series exploring the vast musical landscape of Brazil, this year's World Cup host. Julia Furlan, Buzzfeed audio editor and São Paulo native, helps us scratch the surface of the Brazilian indie music scene. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What's Behind the Protests in Brazil Ahead of the World Cup

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The World Cup gets underway today, but protests have continued across Brazil this week.  Vincent Bevins, a special correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, explains why Brazilians are so dissatisfied and what the protests mean for the country’s presidential election and the 2016 Olympics. 

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Pakistan May Not Have Made The World Cup Cut, But The Ball Is Another Story

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The people of Pakistan may be far more celebrated for cricket than soccer, but that doesn't deter them from taking great pride that their country manufactured the official 2014 World Cup ball.

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