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    Really, there's only one World Cup team

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 24/06/2014

    » ‘Dilma, this is ugly,” reads a protester’s sign aimed at Brazil president Dilma Rousseff, one of the many thousands who continue to take to the streets of major cities across the South American country. What began last year as small protests against the rise of public transportation fares has come to encompass a broader range of dissatisfaction with the government — and has gained significant momentum thanks to the Fifa World Cup taking place there.

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    Gambling is no game

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 01/07/2014

    » The World Cup kicked off in Brazil last month, and it’ll end in two weeks. During this period, the lives of frequent gamblers — both online and offline — have become much more difficult. In Thailand alone, almost 1,000 football gamblers in metropolitan areas were arrested between June 12-23. To break this down, about 870 gamblers, 22 hosts, 16 bookmakers and one online gambling organiser were legally charged. More than 700 football gambling websites in Thailand were shutdown, and these numbers are rising.

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    Dreaming on the touchline

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 30/05/2014

    » Zico is glad that the Thai national women’s team have qualified for the World Cup in Canada next year. The former striker-turned-national coach for the men’s national side, Kiatisak “Zico” Senamuang, admits, however, that to expect the same from their male counterparts any time in the near future is a tall order.

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    The marvellous city’s many offerings

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 12/06/2014

    » Brazil might be at the top of your destination list, especially during World Cup time. Those who love long straight beaches, rainforest hiking and historical attractions should not miss Rio de Janeiro (or Cidade Maravilhosa, meaning “Marvellous City”, as it is called by locals).

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