Almost halfway through the World Cup, a report on everything from safety to technology

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 21, 2014 - 3:50 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO — In the weeks leading up to the World Cup, reports of strikes, demonstrations, unfinished stadiums and inevitable traffic problems dominated the news. But since the first match kicked off on June 12, goal-filled games, superstar performances and upsets have delighted fans — particularly those from Latin America.

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