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GAME ON! World Cup starts today




After waiting 1,432 days the beautiful city of Sao Paulo, Brazil opens its arms today to invite a flock of soccer aficionados to the start of FIFA’s 2014 World Cup.

“It is a once-in-a-lifetime thrill to land in Rio on the morning a World Cup starts in Brazil,” said Robert Bennett, blog writer for ESPN FIFA, “There are few days in life that compare to the first day of a World Cup. Even Christmas comes once a year.”

Kicking off the start of the World Cup, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull open the ceremony to the samba infused “We Are One (Ole Ola)” as spectators get ready to watch the first game between Brazil and Croatia.




The ceremony featured a series of men and women dressed in an array of costumes, from western cowboys dancing in the stage to get ups that pay homage to Brazil’s Amazonian heritage.

For the lucky few that will be making the pilgrimage to the World Cup this year, Brazil will be bound to provide them not only with one of most beautiful locations to view the World Cup but also with the chance to explore the natural treasures the country has to offer.

I don’t know about you but Press Pass Latino will be one of those lucky few that will participate in the World Cup festivities in Brazil this year. Make sure to stay tuned as we scream, cry, and of course cover 31 days of pure emotions that is the World Cup.

Now here’s a little Shakira to set the mood.



Nadine Melo obtained an MA in Global Strategic Communications from Florida International University. She enjoys writing about technology, design, beauty and health. Though Melo was born in New York, her mother and father are from the Dominican Republic.

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