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I saw it two days ago and I hated it so much that I was hoping nobody would post it here...

In SSC, the airplane was already nicknamed as "Simpsons airplane"...

I miss Varig classy Brazil team liveries so much...

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The "international" Rio And one of our dangerous neighbors: They are all welcome!

- Did you say fruit, candy or girl?

Subway in Rio with decoration for the World Cup

How can SporTV dare to show the "hell-polluted" Guanabara Bay in the background of its studios???

Well, it's not as though you can see the fecal pollution.

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I saw it two days ago and I hated it so much that I was hoping nobody would post it here...

In SSC, the airplane was already nicknamed as "Simpsons airplane"...

I miss Varig classy Brazil team liveries so much...

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I totally sympathize!

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Adidas reveals Brazuca ball to be used in final in Brazil

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adidas has unveiled the brazuca Final Rio Official Match Ball, the official match ball for the Final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The ball will be an integral part of the fixture on 13 July, when two teams will do battle for a place in history.

The design of brazuca Final Rio has been inspired by the green and gold on the FIFA World Cup Trophy and is a variation of the previously released adidas brazuca Official Match Ball, which was launched back in December last year.

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"brazuca carioca" would be a better name...


^Who is that guy? I've seen him in countless memes around internet

SABE DE NADA, ARGENTINO!!! lol

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He is Cumpadre Washington, an Axé (a kind of dancing Bahia state rhythm) singer from the 90s who is star of an "Ebay-like" website.

In the commercial, old, forgotten or polemic famous people are converted into old furniture from their time or other home stuff and they try get owner's attention by being boring/sarcastic/stubborn about selling it to be useful again.

The sentence "Sabe de nada, inocente" (You know nothing, naive) is truly funny in Portuguese and became an instant meme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-DGP2cBM4A

The funny thing, the World Cup version of the commercial features DIEGO MARADONA himself!!!! hahahahahahahaha


"Ay, mamita querida" is the new meme on Brazil hahahahahaha

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The funny thing, the World Cup version of the commercial features DIEGO MARADONA himself!!!! hahahahahahahaha

"Ay, mamita querida" is the new meme on Brazil hahahahahaha

whoa, I knew about the Maradona one, but never imagined it was connected to that other one.

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Salvador to start Metro operations for the World Cup

After a decade of works, Salvador will open the 5th Subway system in Brazil. First operation will be exclusive for supporters attending matches during the World Cup.
(Brazil have 9 metro systems if we count also the non-underground ones).
Curitiba is the next state capital to have subway system.

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Brasília

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São Paulo
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Physicists Say New World Cup Soccer Ball Design Has Big Impact

Every year the newest version of the World Cup soccer ball causes a stir. Now physicists have put those balls to the test, to see just how well they fly.

World Cup soccer balls used to be not much different from regular soccer balls—32 leather panels stitched together by hand. But the balls used in World Cup tournaments have been distinctive since 2006, when Adidas unveiled the Teamgeist, made of just 14 panels that had been glued together rather than stitched. The company has been introducing new World Cup balls ever since: the eight-panel Jabulani ball in 2010 and for the 2014 games—which begin on June 12 in São Paulo, Brazil—the six-panel Brazuca.

Will this change in design make a difference in the game? That's what Sungchan Hong and his colleagues at the University of Tsukuba wanted to find out. Making use of some soccer balls, a wind tunnel, and a robot, they found, according to today's Scientific Reports, that a ball's construction really does affect how it flies through the air.

What's most relevant in a ball's movement is drag, a force that makes it dip and curve in unexpected ways. The smoother the ball, the greater the drag at higher speeds—and with fewer panels that are glued rather than stitched together, the World Cup balls have been getting increasingly smoother.

Which is why this year the Brazuca ball is covered in little nubs—an attempt to cut down on the so-called knuckling effect, which causes the ball to move unpredictably through the air like a knuckleball in baseball.

In the wind tunnel, Hong found, the direction in which the ball is pointed, and thereby the direction in which the panels are oriented, changes the drag. This was a problem for the 8-panel Jabulani ball and the 14-panel Teamgeist ball, each of which traveled more unpredictably than a regular soccer ball, curving more or less depending on which way it was oriented.

But the new 6-panel Brazuca seems to be far more reliable, showing very little difference in behavior no matter how it's rotated. This is likely due to the way the panels of the Brazuca are arranged, along with the rough surface Adidas added to cut down on the drag.

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Still, there's a big difference between a wind tunnel and a field in Brazil, said Simon Choppin, a researcher at Sheffield Hallam University in Great Britain, who was not involved in the study. "The wind tunnel can re-create very particular spin conditions,"he said, "but for a pass or shot, the spin might be completely different. That's the major gap between the wind tunnel test and reality."

Nobody, Choppin pointed out, has done a wind tunnel simulation of a player trying to hook a 40-yard pass around a defender. He added that most plays won't be affected at all: The drag effects Hong and his team saw in the wind tunnel were under very specific, controlled conditions, in terms of temperature, humidity, and the like—all of which evaporate once players step on the field.

But Jay Cooney, an assistant coach with Sky Blue FC, a team in the National Women's Soccer League, said that even on the field, "there's a massive difference between balls." He added that the quirks are usually most apparent in the first-round games, as players adjust to a new ball, "even though announcers usually chalk it up to nerves."

Yet Cooney wouldn't trade the weirdness of the World Cup balls for more reliability: "That's what I think is charming about soccer—it doesn't have to be perfect."

The players, who already have a bit of a reputation for whining, might disagree. But this year, if Hong is right, the Brazuca might not give them as much cause for complaint.

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SporTV has rented the Fiscal Island, at Guanabara Bay, to be its headquarters, according to this http://kogut.oglobo.globo.com/noticias-da-tv/coluna/noticia/2014/01/sportv-tera-estudio-na-ilha-fiscal-durante-copa.html. It will also have studios in each of the 12 host cities.

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And didn't find any details about Globo.

Globo will use the "World Cup Headquarters" studio inside their News Department building

But, it's possible to use the local news studios to show the city in Rio...

or in Sao Paulo...

How can SporTV dare to show the "hell-polluted" Guanabara Bay in the background of its studios???

I heard some time ago (can't remember where) that would be in Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), I don't know if it would be a studio from Globo or Sportv. Anyway, Sportv channel belongs to Globo, then they can share the structure.

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Salvador to start Metro operations for the World Cup

After a decade of works, Salvador will open the 5th Subway system in Brazil. First operation will be exclusive for supporters attending matches during the World Cup.

(Brazil have 9 metro systems if we count also the non-underground ones).

Curitiba is the next state capital to have subway system.

Some pictures of Salvador's "Metrô"metr%C3%B4+de+salvador+01.jpeg

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Other Subway systemsFortaleza

Brasília

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Good to see transit systems...seem to be the lynch pin to a successful Olympic bid.

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It all looks lovely, Danny! :)

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FIFA face huge headache with World Cup final's Maracana pitch in woeful state just 19 days before hosting first of its seven games

Rio de Janeiro's showcase Maracana Stadium pitch in poor condition
The brown surface is scarred, pock-marked and has had sand added to it
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Organisers, will be hoping for a miraculous repair job. After delayed stadiums and unfinished infrastructure projects, a playing surface unfit for purpose at a World Cup final venue would be unforgivable.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014/article-2640591/World-Cup-officials-face-headache-Rios-Maracana-pitch-woeful-state.html

Look Tony, Dany! Just 3 days after! Its a miracle!

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Some good videos from FIFA

World Cup Hosts: Brazil Is Ready!

Beautiful Brazil as you've never seen it

They also published videos introducing each host city to broadcasts of the matches. They are spectacular.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCGIzmTE4d0gX_RW-kvweRNOAvpEMqnt_

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