Sports June 9, 2014 12:14 pm Updated: June 9, 2014 12:47 pm Brazil: A primer on the 2014 World Cup host country By Staff Global News ; South America's giant, Brazil, is a vibrant but still-developing country with a rich history but challenging social and economic conditions for many. If there's a singular passion of the country, however, it is soccer. Getty Images What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you'd like to learn more... What is this? X What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you'd like to learn more... - A A + Listen SEE MORE: Group stage match resultsSEE MORE: Group stage standings © 2014 Shaw Media Report an error Brazil World Cup Editor's Picks World British applications to emigrate to Canada rose after Brexit vote Canada Women surpass men as largest smugglers of cocaine at Canada’s airports: CBSA Politics As the Canada Child Benefit turns 1, who has actually benefited? Politics New documents on Trudeau's Bahamas trip raise fresh questions on long-running ethics investigation Canada Government revokes group's charity status, audit cites possible funding of Pakistani militants Canada After blowing July 1 deadline, Canada seems likely to legalize pot while ignoring UN treaties Canada Reality check: Will closing tax loopholes for the rich really help the middle class?