It was supposed to be a close game. Even without the captain Thiago Silva and the talismanic Neymar, the game was expected to be tight. On paper, Brazil still had most of their experienced players, with the likes of Fernandinho, Dante, Marcelo regulars at the top European Clubs like Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. Yet, the floodgates just opened the minute from kickoff. In what was an incredible first-half six minutes, several dangerous breakthroughs down the right flank for the Germans had exposed Marcelo the Brazilian left back terribly, culminating in a gult of goals. Thomas Muller had opened the scoring with his 10th World Cup strike after Germany cleverly blocked David Luiz in the box to allow the forward space for a simple finish. This was immediately followed by Miroslav Klose’s goal, becoming the first player to score 16 goals at the World Cup in front of the watching Ronaldo. On ...

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So, the season of the world cup has begun yet again. The 32-nation tournament will cost Brazil 25.8 billion reais (6.92 billion pounds) in investments in stadiums, airports, urban transport and other infrastructure improvements. One third has been spent on new or renovated stadiums in 12 host cities. Why the investment? So, the season of the world cup has begun yet again. The 32-nation tournament will cost Brazil 25.8 billion reais (6.92 billion pounds) in investments in stadiums, airports, urban transport and other infrastructure improvements. One third has been spent on new or renovated stadiums in 12 host cities. The ideas behind Brazil’s choices are tagged to long term economic gains. For instance, the FIFA said it was Brazil's choice to build 12 stadiums instead of opting for eight or 10, and investments include infrastructure not directly linked to the World Cup that will benefit the country for years to come. Whilst the immediate gains from the ...

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