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Graffiti murals in Brazil show discontent with the World Cup.

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-Marcos da Rocha Carvalho

Atlético de Madrid’s New Stadium

3D rendering of the new project:


– Marcos da Rocha Carvalho

Real Madrid’s New Santiago Bernabéu

A glimpse of the future:



– Marcos da Rocha Carvalho

FOCA Beer Registers Soccer as Religion


Goal Celebration Automatic Weapons

The sad thing is that these bullets will land somewhere. Hopefully no one died.

Via: World Star Hip Hop


Der Spiegel’s World Cup-Themed Cover

Cover of German magazine Der Spiegel reads “Death and Games.” Article warns of the unmitigated disaster that might be the coming World Cup in Brazil, and details the failures in preparing for the World Cup that could make it a massive fiasco. It also details the very real safety concerns of German fans.



Cover is copyright of Der Spiegel ©2014

I found out today that FIFA only required 8 cities in Brazil to host the games, but the government insisted that it be played in 12 different cities, including some that have no first division teams. This insistence doubled the cost of the World Cup and is responsible for the white elephant stadiums that will never be used again such as the ones in Manaus and Brasília. This will also force fans to engage in lengthy travel to cities that have shoddy airport infrastructure. This isn’t going to be a World Cup to remember; it’s going to be a nightmare for those attending, and one Brazil will take decades to wake up from.


– Marcos da Rocha Carvalho


Mobilizing The 12th Man – Tunisian fan app

When soccer was banned, the fans cheered from afar to support their team. It made all the difference in the world.

-Marcos da Rocha Carvalho

Soccer Nations Dogs

Dogs dressed in the uniforms of their World Cup national squad.


Brazilian Mastiff
©2014 Life on White

Dani Alves on the cover of Veja.

Daniel Alves on the cover of Brazilian magazine Veja, giving what is known in Brazil as a “banana” sign (which basically means: fuck off), and wearing a banana lapel pin. Loosely translated, the text on the cover reads: “Daniel Alves, from the Brazilian national squad and Barcelona, ate the banana, the racists from stadium slipped on the banana peel, and prejudice ended up with egg on its face, perhaps forever.” A campaign started by the Brazilian players that took off trending on twitter saw many of them pose with bananas and hashtags reading #somostodosmacacos or “we are all monkeys.”


– Marcos da Rocha Carvalho


Is this the most expensive commercial ever made?

Licensing The Hulk from Marvel Comics can’t be cheap, but how about adding Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Gerard Piqué, Gonzalo Higuaín, Mario Götze, Eden Hazard, Thiago Silva, Andrea Pirlo, David Luiz, Andrés Iniesta, Thibaut Courtois, and Tim Howard to the mix?