Posts Tagged ‘World Cup’

Brazilian Prostitutes And US Christian Evangelicals Play Ball Promoting English Classes For Sex Workers

June 16, 2014

Brazilian prostitutes and a Christian evangelical group played a football match Saturday in World Cup host city Belo Horizonte, taking over a central street to raise awareness about sex workers’ rights. Gathering just after Colombia played Greece in the southeastern city, the women set up an impromptu pitch using traffic cones for goalposts and played to the enthusiastic cheers of onlookers. The prostitutes, calling themselves the Naked Football Club — though in fact they played in the green and yellow uniforms of Brazil — teamed up with the visiting evangelicals from the United States to take on a local university team in a match with a message. The match was organized by the Prostitutes’ Association of Minas Gerais, the state where Belo Horizonte is located. The association has also helped some of the city’s 80,000 sex workers prepare for the World Cup by offering free English classes at a local mall.

Brazilian sex workers learn English for World Cup.

 

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Paul The Prognosticator Octopus Has 6-Foot Memorial Statue

January 22, 2011

 Fans of Paul the Octopus can now admire a memorial to the mollusk at the aquarium where he became the World Cup prognosticator.

Paul correctly tipped the outcome of all seven of Germany’s games at last year’s World Cup, plus the Spain-Netherlands final. He made his predictions by opening the lid of one of two boxes, each containing a mussel and bearing a team flag.

The Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen unveiled the 6-foot plastic replica of Paul clutching a soccer ball in his eight arms on Thursday.

Aquarium spokeswoman Tanja Munzig says Paul’s cremated ashes were placed in a gold-leafed urn inside the ball. Paul died three months ago.

Munzig says fans around the world had asked for a memorial.

When asked if the designer liked the final version of the 6- feet  statue, he replied “it was supposed to be an eight-foot statue!”

Tschüß Paul The Octopus 2008-2010

October 26, 2010

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)—Paul the Octopus, the tentacled tipster who fascinated football fans by correctly predicting results at this year’s World Cup, died Tuesday.

Paul had reached octopus old age of 2 1/2 years and died in his tank on Tuesday morning in an aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen, spokeswoman Ariane Vieregge said.

Paul seemed to be in good shape when he was checked late Monday, but he did not make it through the night. He died of natural causes, Vieregge added.

“We had all naturally grown very fond of him and he will be sorely missed,” Sea Life manager Stefan Porwoll said in a statement.  The aquarium has not yet decided how best to commemorate their most famous resident, he said.

In response to hundreds of requests to bring Paul to Spain, the Madrid Zoo asked Sea Life if it would be willing to make a deal to bring him in as a tribute to the Spanish football team’s victory, either temporarily or for good. But the German aquarium turned down that offer, too.

Paul also had an agent and Paul’s name will live on the Greek island of Zakynthos, where a permanent sea turtle rescue center funded in part by donations generated by the famous octopus is being established.

 Many fans have commemorated Paul in their own way. RIP PTO
 

Paul the Nazi Octopus Still Feeling The Heat, Innocent Octopus Lost In Revenge Killing

August 13, 2010

Paul The Octopus became famous for correctly predicting the result of eight consecutive World Cup clashes — finally picking winners Spain for the final.

But presenter Roberto Pettinato, from Argentina’s ‘A Perfect World’ programme, wanted revenge after the tentacled soothsayer called the results so well. Argentina fans blamed him for their World Cup exit after he correctly predicted Germany would beat them and some have voiced a desire to eat him.

So after branding the animal a “Nazi” he grabbed an octopus live on air and claimed to be killing it as he hacked its head off and put bits of it in a blender.

Pettinato said as he lowered him into the machine: “Your moment has arrived, little Nazi octopus.”

Paul the octopus had a 100 per cent record during the tournament.

William Hill has revealed punters won up to half a million pounds backing the mystic mollusc’s predictions.

Quantcast But some angry German fans called for him to be thrown into a shark tank after he predicted their semi-final loss to the newly crowned World Cup winners.
Paul the “pulpo Nazi” is stalked by Nazi Octopus hunters. Octohate crime…
 
 

 
 

New Sonic Camera For The First Time Captures Vuvuzela Sound Waves

July 11, 2010

A new sonic digital  camera captures the vuvuzela sonic waves hovering above the stadium. Vuvuzela sound waves are visible from space and show representation of decibel level..

Eye View Sports,Paul The “Octobeard” Picks Eight For Eight World Cup Wins, Avoids Calamari Card

July 11, 2010

UPDATE: PAUL THE OCTOPUS IS NOW EIGHT FOR EIGHT. AMAZING. The brilliant octopus finishes the World Cup with a perfect record, and as many correct picks as legs.

Paul, the remarkable oracle octopus whose knack for predicting the outcome of World Cup games has earned him worldwide fame as well as “revenge grilling” death threats, has outdone himself. The precious prognosticator made two final World Cup picks on Friday, putting his hard-earned credibility on the line in a bold gambit.

The generous genius predicted that Germany will conquer Uruguay in the tournament’s third-place game on Saturday, and he picked Spain over the Netherlands in the final on Sunday — the first non-German game the majestic mollusk has ever predicted.

Paul’s prophetic picks have been unassailable during the World Cup. By choosing between two mouthwatering mussels, Paul indicates which team he knows will win. The soccer sage successfully forecasted all four of Germany’s victories and both of the country’s losses.

Paul “the wise guy” is being investigated as “octobeard” by FIFA, Nevada Gambling Commission, and Cooking Channel.

FIFA President Putting The Hand Ball on Mandela

July 11, 2010

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela will greet fans ahead of Sunday’s World Cup final at Soccer City, his grandson says.

The 91-year-old anti-apartheid icon will then go home and watch the final between Spain and Netherlands, Mandla Mandela told The Associated Press.

“He said that he wants to come out and greet fans at the stadium,” Mandla said, adding that the former South African president was resting Sunday afternoon so he could be “fresh and energetic” for the appearance. The match between Spain and the Netherlands was to kick off at 8:30 p.m. local time.

Mandela has kept a low profile during the monthlong tournament, having decided against attending the opening game on June 11 following the death of his great-granddaughter.

Earlier, Mandla Mandela criticized FIFA for putting “extreme pressure” on the man who led South Africa out of apartheid to attend the World Cup final.

Fifa president putting the hand job on Mandella.

Congress To Focus On Illegal Aliens Using New Global Census Tracking Strategy

July 7, 2010

A GROUP OF REPUBLICANS has introduced legislation designed to “send a loud and clear message” to an increasing number of “sanctuary cities” across the nation that provide safe harbor to illegal aliens, including violent criminals.

At present, most illegal aliens, if apprehended at all, are released on never-kept promises to appear at deportation hearings, or, at the most, simply shipped home where they re-cross the border at their leisure.

By defining illegal entry as a felony, lawmen can deal firmly with illegal aliens, estimated to number between 14 million and 20 million.

 In San Diego County alone, he said, taxpayers are footing a $101 million a year bill for the health care and public safety costs of illegal immigration.

Based on our scientfic sports  research we have decided to focus our efforts on three cities in particular San Diego, Los Angeles and Miami. We like to call it our World Cup Viewership Census method.. 

Eye View On Sports,World Cup Lawyers Scanning Nudity Pledge For Legal Loopholes

July 5, 2010

Larissa Riquelme, a gorgeous lingerie model who promised to run naked through the streets of Asuncion if Paraguay won the World Cup, saw her nudity pledge end in heartbreak on Saturday. Her national team held on tight against heavily favored Spain, but the Spaniards ultimately prevailed with a late goal. The stunning Paraguayan cheered her team on during the game, and plenty of pictures highlighted the country’s most famous fan — and her revealing outfit. 

 Lawyers are scanning the nudity pledge for legal loopholes. Boycott called for Spain..Axe products fly off shelves.

Moody Eye Sports. USA Kicked Out of World Cup, Going Going Ghana

June 26, 2010

USA beaten by Ghana in World Cup 2-1. USA defeated by a  Right Winger.