Pichações: The Streets Against the World Cup

As the World Cup in Brazil comes to an end without the predicted large-scale protests, there’s been a subtle but consistent message visible on the streets, as photo-journalist Gabriel Uchida has documented.

Adidas The Final: #allin

The final moment has come. Who will take the trophy home? Germany? Argentina? It’s glory or doom. It’s black or white. It’s #allin or nothing.

Adidas Brazuca Final Rio

Adidas’ official match ball of the World Cup final has been updated. The Brazuca Final Rio will be used only once in the last game of the competition when Germany face Argentina on Sun 13 July, in the Estádio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro.

Neymar Loss Causes Outbreak of Emotion

The loss of their star player is hitting all Brazilians, both young and old. It was all a bit too much for this little baby with the news that Neymar was in hospital. Meanwhile, the player himself issued an emotional rallying call to his teammates to fulfill his dream of becoming a World Cup champion.

Neymar’s Hospital Arrival

Brazil’s World Cup hopes have been rocked with the news that Neymar has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament after a serious back injury. The striker’s arrival at the hospital in Fortaleza was met by large numbers of Brazilian fans. The Selecao themselves were accused of rough-house tactics in their win over Colombia but David Luiz won back some admirers telling James Rodriguez in a post-match interview “You are already a world champion.”

Flip the Script, USMNT Knockout Round

World Cup fever is sweeping the United States and with every hurdle jumped by Jürgen Klinsmann’s team, the audience grows bigger. Ahead of their last sixteen tie with Belgium, this promo video is getting America pumped.

One Centimetre From Glory, Pinilla’s Tattoo

Chile striker Mauricio Pinilla has had an image of THAT shot which struck the crossbar against Brazil tattooed on his back. In the final minute of extra-time, the strike from the edge of the box crashed off the bar saving the hosts from elimination. Pinilla also missed a penalty in the shoot-out defeat but it was the last drama of extra-time that will remain with him. The inkwork is accompanied by the line ‘One centimetre from glory’.

Fan Footage: James Rodriguez Golaço

It just might be the goal of the World Cup and this fan footage of James Rodriguez’s outrageous strike shows it in all its glory. The Colombian commentary is also pretty special.