Wow, real "Chinese element in the World Cup
Baby pandas were supposed to be the China's answer to deceased soccer soothsayer Paul the Octopus, who won worldwide fame by correctly predicting the results of several games at the 2010 World Cup, but Chinese authorities stopped the move, saying "human overexposure would have harmed the pandas".
Photo taken on Jun 13 shows models painted in the color of Brazilian and Italian team uniform debuting in Shenyang.
Paced by their talismen Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie, Netherlands notched a stunning 5-1 victory against Spain in the Group B opener here on Friday in what was a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa.
At least three Chinese football fans have reportedly died after staying up to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup.Beijing Time and Brasilia Time have a difference of 11 hours, meaning Chinese fans have to stay up through the night to follow the World Cup.
The more-than-600-year-old Ming Dynasty city wall in LaomMendong area of Nanjing is broadcasting a football game, according to pictures posted on a micro-blogging website on May 28.
Photos taken on Jun 13, 2014. Soccer fans dress up to support their teams on the second day of World Cup.Photos taken on Jun 13, 2014. Soccer fans dress up to support their teams on the second day of World Cup. (Photo Source:Xinhua)
2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Sao Paolo, Brazil on Jun 12, 2014.Brazil beats Croatia 3-1 during the opener.