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World Cup: ‘Brazil Ready For The Kick-Off’

In Rio de Janeiro, the sun has been a reluctant guest at Brazil’s World Cup party. On the eve of the tournament clouds have hung stubbornly to the hills above the city all week, obscuring the statue of Christ the Redeemer. If and when he does emerge, he may have his work cut out. This is a World Cup and a country in need of a bit of redemption. Brazil is a nation defined like no other by its national game. Pele, speaking at one of…