World cup & the media

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Harry Potter v Pippi Longstocking: England hold no fears say Swedish media
Swedish media says ‘Janne’s gang’ have nothing to fear from ‘arrogant’ England in Saturday’s quarter-final

Marcus Christenson

04, Jul, 2018 @8:50 AM

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World Cup fever, gay rights abuses and war crimes – it’s an ugly mix
I’m in Russia – but I’m not here for the football. Fifa has allowed the sport to legitimise Putin’s abnormal regime – and I’m here to protest

Peter Tatchell

13, Jun, 2018 @5:50 PM

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World Cup 2014: how to get drunk, flirt and apologise in Portuguese

If you're heading to Brazil for the World Cup, you'll need this handy list of vital phrases – from how to apologise for making a mess of the country to dengue fever-themed chat-up lines, writes Stuart Heritage

Stuart Heritage

02, Jun, 2014 @3:50 PM

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ITV could charge up to £300k for ads during England's World Cup matches

Single 30-second spot for group game shown exclusively by broadcaster likely to be priced higher than X Factor final. By John Reynolds

John Reynolds

13, May, 2014 @11:18 AM

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World Cup 2014: ITV to enjoy first pick as BBC faces England gamble
The BBC and ITV will meet on Monday to divide up the 64 matches of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Owen Gibson

08, Dec, 2013 @11:32 AM

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Malcolm Brodie, renowned sports journalist, dies aged 86

Veteran football writer covered Northern Ireland at three World Cups and was awarded an MBE for services to the game. By Henry McDonald

Henry McDonald

30, Jan, 2013 @1:28 PM

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WPP advertising agency gets a new intern for its 5-a-side team: Ronaldo
Brazilian galactico plans to follow stints at Real Madrid and Barcelona by learning a new trade from Sir Martin Sorrell

Mark Sweney

07, Jan, 2013 @9:10 PM

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The worst opening ceremonies ever to grace a major sporting event

Friday 27 July sees the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. Let's hope artistic director Danny Boyle's show is nothing like these flops, says Michael Hogan

Michael Hogan

21, Jul, 2012 @11:06 PM

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Qatar World Cup game of three halves would be ad boost for TV and Fifa | Matt Scott
Matt Scott: Fifa has denied reports that World Cup games in Qatar could be over three half-hour periods because of the heat, but you can't help noticing that more ad breaks would result

Matt Scott

07, Jul, 2011 @1:09 PM

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Panini's football stickers for women's World Cup prove to be a sellout

First female range an unexpected success in host nation Germany, with demand forcing Italian firm to rush to print more

Helen Pidd in Berlin

16, Jun, 2011 @7:00 PM

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World Cup Panini stickers: my collect call to Germany
Collecting is far more important than winning, but why are Women's World Cup Panini stickers only on sale in Germany?

John Crace

16, Jun, 2011 @5:49 PM

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Raise a cocktail glass to the Year of the Injunction

Martin Kelner: Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley defied expectations after so many sports stars tried to keep their dalliances out of the papers

Martin Kelner

20, Dec, 2010 @12:05 AM

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