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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Olympic Games a silver lining for Brazil after World Cup humiliation

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Silver lining for humbled Brazil Trust finance hard-heads to find some good in Brazil's failure to win the World Cup, or even reach the final (on Monday Hong Kong ... are blamed for stagflation that is weighing on the rise of a new economic power. That would be good for the stock market. The obverse side of this theory is that since soccer is one of the things ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - ARGENTINA V GERMANY

    One step from immortality

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 01:13am by AFP

    ... step from immortality Argentina's Lionel Messi will never have a better opportunity to prove he is one of the greatest players of all time than in this World Cup final against Germany. For all the breathtaking goals and teeming towers of silverware he has accumulated with Barcelona, it is in the World Cup final that the true greats confirm their legacies. From a 17-year-old Pele ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Luis Suarez to fight 'fascist' ban in highest court

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:01am

    ... will appeal a "fascist" four-month ban for biting a World Cup rival, his lawyer said. Fifa had rejected an appeal on Thursday by Uruguay and the 27-year-old over the severity of his ... the picture. “I would like to thank him for his outstanding contribution on the pitch during his time liverpoolfc and to wish him and his family all the best on his new adventure in Spain. ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - ENTERTAINMENT

    2014 World Cup 'is much better than a trip to the dentist'

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:58pm by Reuters

    ... faces year after year, often switching between teams with bewildering frequency, the World Cup has thrown up a host of refreshing new faces and unlikely heroes. Players who have struggled ... to the dentist' From Mexico coach Miguel Herrera's extravagant touchline theatrics to Chile's whirlwind attacking play, the World Cup has shown that football has far more to offer than ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Something new: World's best goalie, Robokeeper, arrives in Tsuen Wan

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 12:58am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... and boycotts that has plagued Brazil in recent days, authorities there might want to consider enlisting a few as backups before the World Cup starts this week. According to its makers, Robokeeper is a "formidable rival" to the world's top footballers, and would give Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo a run for their money. Impossible? Maybe not, when you consider that Robokeeper has two ...

  6. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Impact of Brazil's crushing World Cup defeat to extend far beyond field

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Brazil's crushing defeat by Germany upsets the theory that home loss would lead to market rally, though it may still cost Rousseff next election Impact of cup loss to extend beyond field Conventional wisdom has been that a Brazil loss at home in the World Cup would be a positive thing for the country's financial markets. A defeat, the argument ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SQUASH

    Briton, 81, gives fourth world title his best shot

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Briton, 81, gives fourth world title his best shot When Briton John Cox had a hip operation, he thought he would have to give up his favourite sport. But he's still going strong- and at 81 is the oldest player at the World Masters Squash Championships, which finish in Hong Kong today. He and three fellow octogenarians have set an example ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank chief backs launch of BRICS bank

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com World Bank chief says new entrants will help the multilateral lender battle poverty and spur growth rather than threaten its position Kim backs launch of BRICS bank World Bank president Jim Yong Kim welcomed the initiatives of establishing two new multilateral lenders, saying they would not pose a threat to the Washington-based ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Nightmare just got worse for Brazil: bitter rivals Argentina reach their Maracana

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:28am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro Traumatised fans now have to watch Lionel Messi's team battle for trophy in their own backyard Brazilians might have thought that their World ... already picked a new team for Sunday. “Now I’m German,” he said. Brazilians noted the final will be in the same stadium where Brazil lost the decisive game of the 1950 tournament to Uruguay, ...

  10. News - World - INTERVIEW

    Uruguay’s Mujica: the world’s ‘poorest president’

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 06:29pm by AFP

    ... tiny run-down house instead of the presidential mansion-- told AFP he is still looking to the future. “I believe we were always sensitive to a youthful, new-world way of thinking,” he said ... Agence France-Presse in Montevideo A former florist, guerrilla and prisoner now known as the world’s poorest president, Uruguayan leader Jose Mujica says he has had “an extraordinary ...




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