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  1. World Cup 2014 Opens in Sao Paolo

    The FIFA World Cup will officially begin on Thursday when the host, Brazil, kicks off against Croatia. President Dilma Rousseff will attend the game, although the tournament has been something of a thorn in her side. Despite their love of soccer, Brazilians have been frustrated by the costs associated with hosting, and the country has seen repeated strikes and anti-government protests. The U.S. will open against Ghana on June 16, but manager Jurgen Klinsmann is keeping hopes low, insisting that his team “cannot win this World Cup.” Oh, well, it’s taking part that counts, right?

    Sources: NPR, NYT

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