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FIFA World Cup fever is upon us

The opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer games began on Thursday afternoon June 12, 2014, amid a swirl of protest. Performers included Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and a bevy of samba dancers. The ceremony included a tribute to the music of Brazil and dancers performing in traditional costumes.

After a 64 year wait, Brazil is finally playing host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Credit: Adidas)

After a 64 year wait, Brazil is finally playing host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Credit: Adidas)

In Brazil, soccer is not only the national pastime; it easily ranks as a national obsession. But after a year of protest, many are beginning to wonder what legacy this year’s games will leave behind. Read more