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 Politics Why some voters will never abandon Donald Trump Canada Bombardier layoffs a symptom of Canada's failure to stay competitive, says expert Canada Dennis Oland granted new trial in case of father, Richard Oland's murder Crime Con man persuaded women to buy him luxury cars, claimed he was U.S. marshal: police Justin Trudeau campaign promise One year in, how are the Justin Trudeau Liberals doing on their election promises? Money Failed the mortgage stress test? Alternative lenders await — at a price Canada Fentanyl patient ashamed to pick up prescription amid ongoing opioid 'crisis'