Brazil plans more than $1 trillion in construction projects this decade to prepare for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. But the nation's big plans are falling short of expectations.Full story
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South Africa went to great lengths ahead of the 2010 World Cup, but tourist operators hope the country will attract visitors long after the soccer fans are gone.
FILES - Picture taken on July 9, 2010 shows Paul the octopus swimming through his aquarium at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, western Germany. Paul the octopus, who shot to fame during this year's football World Cup in South Africa for correctly predicting the outcome of games, has died, his aq
- Picture taken on July 9, 2010 shows the octopus Paul swimming past a football in his aquarium at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, western Germany. Paul the octopus, who shot to fame during the football World Cup for his flawless record in predicting the outcome of games, will get a shrine to
AFP PICTURE OF THE YEAR 2010Spain's midfielder Andres Iniesta celebrates after scoring during extra-time in the 2010 World Cup football final Netherlands vs. Spain on July 11, 2010 at Soccer City stadium in Soweto, suburban Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS