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Brazil's World Cup may go well for the wrong reasons

By Brian Winter SAO PAULO (Reuters) - It's the catchphrase of the year in Brazil: "Imagina na Copa!" The Portuguese phrase, which basically means "Imagine what it'll be like during the World Cup," has become a favourite among Brazilians stuck in traffic, or in line at their woefully overcrowded airports. The underlying belief is that the chaos will be worse when Brazil hosts the football tournament in June 2014, and hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors fly in to see the games.

Soccer-Portuguese fans entranced by Cape Verde v Angola duel

By Daniel Alvarenga LISBON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - As Cape Verde Islands tussled with Angola in a nerve-shredding contest that ended with a last-gasp winner in South Africa, soccer fans in Portugal were left biting their nails as they followed the twists and turns of the first African Nations Cup clash between the two former colonies.
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