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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The FIFA World Cup kicks off tomorrow (Thursday) and the twelve host cities are preparing for the imminent arrival of euphoria. One of the cities making up the quartet of Northeastern hosts is Natal, and its stadium is the Arena das Dunas, open since the end of January.

While the Northeast is fiercely passionate about football (soccer), Natal is a relative footballing backwater in comparison to the . . .

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