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Opinion, by Robbie Blakeley

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The countdown is almost over. As of today (Wednesday, May 28th), we are fifteen days away from the FIFA World Cup. Like an expectant child on Christmas Eve, June 12th is a date I have been counting down towards for a long while.

When I moved to Rio back in 2010, this global celebration of the planet's most popular sport was a personal target, both professionally and personally. Four years in the Cidade Maravilhosa has taught me to consider the game I love from various new angles, but right . . .

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