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Synopsis of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

By Marcus Louison

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There is nothing quite like a FIFA World Cup. The level of global illumination and captivation is understandably unrivaled by any event, sporting or other, due to its sheer enormity. The 2014 edition, held in Brazil for only the second time, bewitched onlookers the world over for the full duration of the competition, with enthrallment levels heightening by the day. The love affair began with Brazil’s boisterous rendition of the national anthem on the opening day, and didn’t end until a joyous Phillip Lahm held the treasured cup aloft at the Maracana on July 13th. The end of the tournament, predictably, has been met with disillusion in some quarters, and sorrowful withdrawal in others. The countdown to 2018 in Russia begins in earnest, but first, let’s take a look back at what was a deeply engrossing, at times pulse-pounding FIFA World Cup..  Continue reading