World Cup fervor: who will come out on top?

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It’s full of thrilling games, spectacular goals, sensational superstars, glorious victories, and agonizing defeats. It’s win or go home time at the World Cup.

Before it kicked off last month, there was a lot of concern and skepticism about the World Cup. Would Brazil be ready? There were also questions about the stadiums and fears about street protests.

So far, the World Cup is turning out to be one of the best of all time. Superstars Messi, Neymar and Robben have thrilled fans and TV audiences around the globe. Favorites Brazil and Germany are still alive. Smaller nations are as well, like Costa Rica and Belgium. Who will win it all?
CCTV’s Joel Richards joined us from Rio de Janeiro with more.

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World Cup fervor: who will come out on top?

World Cup fervor: who will come out on top?

It’s full of thrilling games, spectacular goals, sensational superstars, glorious victories, and agonizing defeats. It’s win or go home time at the World Cup. So far, the World Cup is turning out to be one of the best of all time. Superstars Messi, Neymar and Robben have thrilled fans and TV audiences around the globe. Favorites Brazil and Germany are still alive. Smaller nations are as well, like Costa Rica and Belgium. Who will win it all? CCTV’s Joel Richards joined us from Rio de Janeiro with more.
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CCTV’s Anand Naidoo is joined by Sven Goldmann, reporter for the German newspaper, Der Tagesspiegel, and Alfonso Mondelo, Technical Director, Player Programs, for Major League Soccer, to talk about their assessment of this World Cup.

Sven Goldmann on the World Cup

Sven Goldmann on the World Cup

Sven Goldmann joined us from Rio. He reports on the World Cup for the German newspaper, Der Tagesspiegel. Alfonso Mondelo also joined us, from New York. He is Technical Director, Player Programs, for Major League Soccer.
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Alfonso Mondelo talks about World Cup

Alfonso Mondelo talks about World Cup

Sven Goldmann joined us from Rio. He reports on the World Cup for the German newspaper, Der Tagesspiegel. Alfonso Mondelo also joined us, from New York. He is Technical Director, Player Programs, for Major League Soccer.
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