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Brazil catches yellow fever in time for World Cup

Graffiti of Brazils Hulk pulling a tram while fellow striker Neymar holds aloft the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Picture: Reuters

Graffiti of Brazils Hulk pulling a tram while fellow striker Neymar holds aloft the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Picture: Reuters

  • by ALAN PATTULLO IN BRAZIL
 

It IS the type of yellow fever every visitor is looking to catch. The official Brazuca World Cup ball is described as the most colourful ever created by Adidas, so its every swerve becomes “a reflection of Brazilian culture”. The design of stadiums where workers have worked tirelessly, and often at grave peril, also aims to symbolise elements of local culture.

 

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