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2014 FIFA World Cup: Mexico, Netherlands, Chile win in openers

2014 FIFA World Cup: Mexico, Netherlands, Chile win in openers

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Yesterday in one sentence: World Cup officiating is probably going to be brutal and will ruin the tournament for some, no matter how deserved Brazil’s 3-1 win was.

In today’s 2014 World Cup match-ups, Mexico defeated Cameroon 1-0, Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 and Chile beat Australia 3-1.

All eyes are on the Spain-Netherlands game, a rematch of the 2010 final. Spain has only reloaded since then, while the Dutch find themselves in something of a transitional phase.

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Soccer from space: World Cup’s most out-of-this-world fans

Soccer from space: World Cup’s most out-of-this-world fans

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As fans around the world tune in to World Cup 2014, a few fans out of this world will be watching, too. United States astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson and German astronaut Alexander Gerst will be cheering on their teams from some 230 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station, NASA reports.
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June 21 Photo Brief: Summer solstice, mass yoga, deadly floods and prayers in beer bottles

June 21 Photo Brief: Summer solstice, mass yoga, deadly floods and prayers in beer bottles

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The longest day of the year, smashing bottles releasing prayers to God, “Tropical Spring” protestors in Brazil, “Solstice in Times Square,” deadly flooding in India and more in today’s daily brief.
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