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Brazil eye Argentina ambush, World Cup exorcism

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Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (AFP) A resurgent Brazil return to the scene of the most humiliating defeat in their history on Thursday when they face Argentina in a titantic 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Two years ago at Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao, Brazil were ripped apart 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, a traumatic mauling that sent the football-mad country into a nosedive of despair.

Brazil eye Argentina ambush, World Cup exorcism

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Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (AFP) A resurgent Brazil return to the scene of the most humiliating defeat in their history on Thursday when they face Argentina in a titantic 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Two years ago at Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao, Brazil were ripped apart 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, a traumatic mauling that sent the football-mad country into a nosedive of despair.

Neymar gives Messi lift on private jet

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Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (AFP) They may be about to lock horns in the latest instalment of Brazil and Argentina's ferocious football rivalry, but Neymar was not about to let 102 years of South American footballing enmity get in the way of his friendship with Barcelona mates Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano.

Neymar gives Messi lift on private jet

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Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (AFP) They may be about to lock horns in the latest instalment of Brazil and Argentina's ferocious football rivalry, but Neymar was not about to let 102 years of South American footballing enmity get in the way of his friendship with Barcelona mates Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano.

Belo Horizonte Revisited

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Last leg (!) of the journey, and a game for which I no longer have a ticket for. But would you believe I have had an offer of a wheelchair ticket.



The sole of my foot feels like those pieces of plastic with bubbles that everyone likes to pop. Except I am trying not to pop the blisters.

Belo Horizonte

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Upon arrival at the airport picked up my remaining match tickets by simply placing the credit card used to purchase the tickets into a vending machine, due to planning ahead these tickets were in my name, so I didn't have any problem.



The bus into town took about an hour and delivered us to the central bus station.

Departure for Brazil

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My flight to Brazil was due to depart at 22.15, and the first game of the tournament kicked off at 21.00, just as I arrived at the departure gate. There was a mixture of nationalities present with the majority being from England and Japan.

When Croatia scored, people quickly realised the implications.

POTD Confeds Cup : Brazil’s Thiago Silva and Neymar ‘Bro’ It Up On The Plane!

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We all know how boring plane rides can get, but with all your good friends in one place (i.e. the selecao), how bad can it be?! Neymar and Thiago Silva posed for a fun photo aboard Brazil's flight to Belo Horizonte for their match against Uruguay yesterday. Here are more photos of the squad making the journey including Dante and a seemingly pensive Lucas Moura!

FIFA confirm venues for Confederations Cup Brazil 2013

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FIFA have confirmed the cities that will his next year's Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador will all host games in the tournament that runs between 15th and 30th June 2013.
This is the first time that six cities will be used in one country for the competition.

The Saturday Skills #11 – Ronaldinho lives

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Week 19 of the Campeonato Brasileiro. Cruzeiro v Atlético Mineiro. The Belo Horizonte derby. Maybe not as internationally renowned as a Fla-Flu or a Corinthians v Sao Paulo, but in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais this is the big one.

2013 Brazil Confederations Cup dates

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The dates have been announced for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil. The opener will take place on June 15th at 4pm local time in the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasília. Brazil's first game will be on June 19th in Fortaleza at the Castelão. They then move on to Salvador and the Fonte Nova on the 22nd – both games will be at 4 pm.

World Cup

Brazil Destroyed By Germany In World Cup Semi-Final

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It started so well for Brazil. A rousing national anthem had the stadium in Belo Horizonte rocking and a national stood waiting to take its expected place in Sunday's World Cup Final at the home of soccer, the Maracana stadium in Rio.

But then the referee blew his whistle to start the game and a ruthless German side ripped the heart out of the Brazilian side on their way to a 7-1 victory.

Tragedy Hit’s World Cup Host City Belo Horizonte as Two Killed Following Road Collapse

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Two people are reported dead and 19 injured following the collapse of a flyover in one of the World Cup Finals host Cities Belo Horizonte which has already hosted four games and is also due to hold a Semi-Final tie next week.

The flyover was under construction for the World Cup Finals but was unfinished causing major concern's as to the suitability of the City to host any matches let alone a semi-final tie.

Argentina Iran 2014 Belo Horizonte Group G WC Lionel Messi Goal vs Iran Video

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Police Dealing With Uruguay Hotel Ordeal As Sabotage

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BELO HORIZONTE- Uruguayan national team goalkeeper had a rough time in his hotel as well as in at the Arena Castelão in Fortaleza. When he arrived to his hotel room, he found some insects in his bed. This whole ordeal was documented by the Galatasaray keeper on his Twitter account the moment it happened.

Video Colombia vs Greece 2014 Goals 14 June Group C Belo Horizonte

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Uruguay Appeals To Classic ‘Garra’ In Latest World Cup Promo

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BELO HORIZONTE The Uruguayan FA released a video to intensify their country's support as the squad continues to prepare for the world cup in Brazil.

"We know the World Cup is going to be difficult. Some say that it is going to be impossible. They talk about the group of death, faraway matches and a lot of other things," says the narrator in the footage while the national team playing.

World Cup Team Guides: Belgium

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BELGIUM, Group H 17 June vs Algeria 5pm* (Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte) 22 June vs Russia 5pm [moved from original 11pm kick off]...

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World Cup Team Guides: Algeria

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ALGERIA, Group H 17 June vs Belgium – 5pm* (Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte) 22 June vs South Korea – 8pm (Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre) [moved...

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World Cup Team Guides:

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GREECE, Group C 14 June vs Colombia 5pm* (Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte) 19 June vs Japan 11pm (Arenas das Dunas, Natal) 24 June...

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Brazilian Prostitutes To Have Free English Lessons Ahead Of 2014 World Cup

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By Chris Wright

What with it being a legal profession and all, the prostitute populace of Belo Horizonte, one of the host cities for the 2014 World Cup, are being urged to sign up for free English classes to improve their level of service ahead of the tournament.

Cida Vieira, president of the Association of Prostitutes of Belo Horizonte (now there's a job title) has told the press that 20 of her girls have already volunteered for the eight-month course which begins in March and that she is expecting "at least 300″ of her 4,000 registered members to have signed up by the time the FIFA bandwagon rolls in to town.

Brazilian prostitutes are learning English for the Confederations Cup and World Cup

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The 2014 World Cup is fast approaching and the Confederations Cup will take place this summer, so there is little time left forpreparationsto be made ahead of the two tournaments. With that in mind, the more industrious prostitutes of Belo Horizonte, which will host three Confederations Cup matches and six World Cup games, are signing up for English classes so they can maximize their sexy-time profits.

2014 World Cup Stadiums – Now & Then

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2014 World Cup Stadiums Now & Then - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

International football has now has its eyes set on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Preparations are underway on the field and for the field. Work is well underway on the venues that have been selected as the 2014 World Cup stadiums.

Confederations Cup venues announced

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Brazil has revealed the venues for the 2013 Confederations Cup, the now traditional warm-up for the following season's World Cup Finals.

The six stadia for the eight-team competition are as follows:

Belo Horizonte (Mineirao) - 70,000Brasilia (Nacional) - 71,500Fortaleza (Castelao) - 67,000Recife (Pernambuco) - 44,000Rio (Maracana) - 76,500Salvador (Fonte Nova) - 56,500

The tournament, which will take place between the 15th and 30th of June 2013, has five of the eight finalists confirmed already.

Todos los estadios de la copa mundial Brasil 2014 avances de su construcción

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Cuando escribo esta entrada faltan exactamente 860 días para la copa mundial Brasil 2014 a mi juicio una de las mas esperadas de la historia.
Hace poco nos revelaban cuanto seria el costo para viajar con los cariocas a la maxima justa balompedica del orbe. Tambien te mostre con gusto las ciudades brasileñas en 360 grados, en esta ocasión toca ver los avances de los estadios que albergaran la pasión futbolera mundial, ciudad por ciudad:

Belo Horizonte – Mineirão

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estadios

El Estadio Mineirao a 18 meses del Mundial

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17.11.2012 - Volvemos a visitar (fotograficamente) el Mineirao de Belo Horizonte a 18 meses del Mundial Brasil 2014 y vemos (respecto de julio 2012) algunos avances que, para la dirigencia local, completan un 84% del total.
Optimistas, a pocos días de la visita de la supervisión FIFA que incluyó plantación simbólica del primer gramado (?

El Mineirao a dos años de Brasil 2014

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10.07.2012 - Como una de las ciudades sedes de la próxima Copa del Mundo Brasil 2014, Belo Horizonte está en obras para los seis partidos (incluida una semifinal) que recibirá su estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto (Mineirao).
La capital del estado de Minas Gerais es candidata a recibir el primer partido eliminatorio de la Selección Brasileña en el torneo, en las octavas de final (siempre y cuando Brasil clasifique primero en fase de grupos).

2012/13 Kits & Jerseys

Cruzeiro 2012 Olympikus Third Kit

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Currently in ninth place in the 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube is a Brazilian soccer club from the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais founded on January...

Cruzeiro Olympikus 2012 Home and Away Kits

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Once the team of players such as Alex, Dida, Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ramires, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube is a Brazilian soccer club from the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais founded...

Soccer Babes Present the América-MG Finta 2012 Home and Away Kits

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América Futebol Clube (usually referred to as América Mineiro, América or América-MG) is a Brazilian soccer team from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, founded on April 30, 1912. The club returned...

Rio de Janeiro

Calendario Copa Confederaciones Brasil 2013

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La FIFA dio a conocer el calendario de partidos de la Copa Confederaciones Brasil 2013, la cual tendrá de lugar del 15 al 30 de junio y se espera que se pueda organizar en seis ciudades. Se confirmó que la final se disputará en el mítico Estadio Maracaná de Rio de Janeiro, mientras que la inauguración será en Brasilia donde jugará Brasil, cabeza del Grupo A.

FIFA Fan Fest locations confirmed

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The locations of the FIFA Fan Fest in the twelve 2014 Host Cities are as follows:
1. Belo Horizonte – Praca da Estacaoo;
2. Brasília – Esplanada dos Ministerios;
3. Cuiaba – Parque de Exposicoes;
4. Curitiba – Parque Barigui;
5. Fortaleza – Praia de Iracema (Aterrao);
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The Rest

RIP Armando Garcia, 1966-2014: A Tribute To A Futbol Friend

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There are no words you can give you perspective about when you lose a colleague. It gives you perspective on how blessed one is to actually be working in this "calling". When Argentine journalist Jorge "Topo" López passed away this past week, one reflects and one realizes. López, like many other people (myself included) in Belo Horizonte, passed through the bridge that collapsed last week.

Was würde passieren, wenn das Halbfinale zwischen Brasilien und Deutschland ewig laufen würde…

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Was würde passieren, wenn das Halbfinale zwischen Brasilien und Deutschland ewig laufen würde...

Nennt man so etwas Aufarbeitung oder einfach nur Frustbewältigung? Nicht mal 24 Stunden nach der Schmach von Belo Horizonte gibt es jetzt die Webseite www.brasilalemanhaeterno.com und diese Webseite hat nur einen Sinn und Zweck.

La Germania umilia il Brasile a Belo Horizonte. 7 a 1 e tedeschi in finale

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E' stato un massacro. Dopo il "maracanazo" del 1950 ecco il "mineirazo" (eravamo nel Mineirao, a Belo Horizonte, ndr) del 2014: la Germania asfalta con un travolgente 7 a 1 il Brasile, in terra carioca, spazza via la Selecao di Scolari («Chiedo scusa a tutto il popolo brasiliano per non essere riuscito a portare il [.

Olimpia aventaja sobre Mineiro 2 a 0

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El delantero del Olimpia, Freddy Bareiro, sostuvo que el triunfo por 2-0 sobre el Atlético Mineiro es valioso porque les da una valiosa ventaja para el partido de vuelta de la final de la Copa Libertadores, este 24 de julio en Belo Horizonte.

"Fue un partido difícil, donde hemos sacado un valioso triunfo por la ventaja que estamos llevando al Brasil", manifestó.

No Maracanazo yesterday

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The game was more important to Brazil than for la Celeste. Also being in Belo Horizonte didn't help...A Maracanazo can only happen well in the Maracana..

Main points I took from yesterday's game:

  • Now Tabarez should really start thinking about finding an alternative to Forln who is clearly no longer in shape for 90 minutes.

Atletico-MG Fans Will Haunt Your Sleep

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Do you like to sleep? Me neither. Atletico-MG fans have set about making sure that doesn't happen by planning a choreography for their upcoming match against Belo Horizonte: 20,000 Scream masks. This might be one of those matches worth tuning into just to see how creepy it turns out. Though it's probably not as terrifying as merely buying a ticket to a Belgrade derby or something.

College Spotlight: Coastal Carolina’s Ribeiro has degree and pro career in sight

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Photo courtesy of Coastal Carolina University Athletics

By JOSE M. ROMERO

Pedro Ribeiro's path to college soccer stardom started in futsal five-a-side indoor soccer in his native Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and took him north to, of all places, Coastal Carolina University near Myrtle Beach, S.

Brasileirao 2012: Atlético Mineiro se lleva la primera rueda

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21.08.2012 - Em partida emocionante e decidida apenas nos minutos finais, o Atlético venceu o Botafogo por 3 a 2, de virada, neste domingo, no Independência, e se manteve na liderança isolada do Campeonato Brasileiro, agora com 42 pontos e um jogo a menos.

Con goles de Damián Escudero (´43), Jô (´53) y Neto Berola (´87) Atlético Mineiro venció (3-2) a Botafogo (Andrezinho ´35 + ´80 penal) en el Estadio Independencia (Belo Horizonte) por la 18º jornada del Brasileirao 2012.