USA Round of 16 stadium primer Arena Fonte Nova

Salvador’s Arena Fonte Nova will host the USA when it plays Belgium in the World Cup’s Round of 16 on July 1. I explore the details and images of the new stadium for Sports Illustrated. Check it out here.

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Ready or not, Sao Paulo to host World Cup opener

Think of the World Cup like a giant game of hide and seek. Ready or not, Brazil is hosting the world. Check out the stadium in Sao Paulo hosting the tournament’s opening match, all without ever hosting a full-stadium test event. My story via Sports Illustrated is here.

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USMNT homes away from homes: The three WC stadiums the U.S. will visit in Brazil

Brazil may have struggled to build 12 stadiums for World Cup 2014, but the U.S. will focus on just three in the group stage of the international tournament. I explored those three venues and offer up photos and details about the stadiums in my Sports Illustrated post, which you can see here.

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Brazil has a World Cup Stadium Conundrum

First off, yes, I was able to use the world “conundrum” in my Sports Illustrated headline. That right there should be reason enough to read the full Planet Futbol post on how World Cup 2014 venues are woefully behind schedule, potentially creating long-term headaches for the people of Brazil and otherwise just not doing all that well at getting completed. Check out the full article here.

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