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There are just 8 countries with a legit shot to win the World Cup

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Brazil is once again the pre-tournament favorite to win the World Cup.
Only eight countries have at least a 5% chance to win the most celebrated sporting event in the World, and only three have better than an 8% shot.
Brazil is once again the pre-tournament favorite to win the World Cup, but the gap between them and the field is not as wide as it was in 2014.
Brazil has a 19% chance to win the World Cup in Russia, according to Nate Silver's model at FiveThirtyEight. They gave Brazil a 36% chance to be champions on their home turf in the last World Cup. See the rest...
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During World Cup 2018, overseas tourists in Russia to burn up almost $2bn

During World Cup 2018, overseas tourists in Russia to burn up almost $2bn

2 monthes ago   |   By Travel and Tour World

Russia will receive a major boost up due to increased tourist inflow during the FIFA World Cup. To quote the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, “According to our estimates, foreigners will spend over 100 billion rubles during the World Cup in Russia,” Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin told Sovetsky Sport newspaper.
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49 years ago, a World Cup qualifying match plunged 2 countries into a real war

49 years ago, a World Cup qualifying match plunged 2 countries into a real war

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Honduras won the first game. Then El Salvador won the second game. When El Salvador won the third game in Mexico, all hell broke loose. Literally.
El Salvador was and is one of the most densely populated countries in the Americas. Honduras, in comparison, was and is sparsely populated. By the end of the 1960s , over 300,000 Salvadorians were living and working in Honduras. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: This one event in World Cup history perfectly encapsulates the mass corruption of FIFA See Also: Here's how the US's iconic World War II jeep stacks up to the...
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Twitter is making more room for major events and news stories

Twitter is making more room for major events and news stories

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Twitter said on Wednesday that it will begin notifying app users when a major event occurs, like the World Cup or a royal wedding, that might interest them.
The update will make it easier for people to find interesting tweets pertaining to such events.
The events will be promoted in a dedicated section of Twitter's search page.
Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it is changing its service to give more space to major events such as the World Cup, earthquakes, royal weddings and elections in a bid to make it easier for people to find interesting tweets.
Twitter has tried to stand out...
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Who the experts think will be the World Cup winner and top scorer

Who the experts think will be the World Cup winner and top scorer

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Brazil, which lost in devastating fashion at home in the last World Cup, is a strong favorite to win the tournament this year.
And Neymar is a popular pick to be the top scorer at the World Cup.
The World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world, and members of the winning team become heroes of an entire country, and earn sporting immorality. But which team will earn its place among soccer legends this year?
We looked at choices made by experts from ESPN FC , Sports Illustrated , The Telegraph , and The Guardian , as well as comments made by a panel of...
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The World Cup starts on Thursday - these photos from around the world show why soccer is the world's most beloved game

The World Cup starts on Thursday - these photos from around the world show why soccer is the world's most beloved game

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Soccer is the world's most popular and beloved sport, and it's played in virtually every corner of the world.
Ahead of the 2018 World Cup , Reuters sent photographers around the globe to document the variety of ways people manage to play soccer.
Soccer lovers play in the dirt, sand, and even snow, and the narrowest of city streets won't stop them from playing "the beautiful game."
The 2018 World Cup kicks off on Thursday, and soccer fans around the world are eagerly counting down the hours.
Of course, soccer's popularity extends far beyond the 32 countries that...
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