AP Wideworld Brazilian 22-year-old superstar Neymar got the host country off to a strong start, scoring two goals in a 3-0 victory over Croatia in the opening match. AP Wideworld Protesters took to the streets of Sao Paolo in May to decry government ineptitude and FIFA's directives in the run-up to the World Cup. Related Links: Two Years to World Cup Kickoff for Brazilian Stadiums South Africa Toasts Itself With 2010 World Cup In 2007, when the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced that Brazil would sponsor the 2014 World Cup, the soccer-mad country was euphoric. That celebratory spirit
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.