• English soccer player told his family not to come to the World Cup in Russia, fearing they would be racially abused

    14 days ago - By Chron

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    An English soccer player has told his family not to come to the World Cup, out of fear they would face racist abuse.
    Incidents of racist behavior from fans have marred Russian soccer.
    The World Cup is the biggest sporting event on the planet and should be a time of celebration for players and their families. Unfortunately, England and Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose felt the need to tell his family not to come to the World Cup in Russia, out of fear that they would be subjected to racist abuse, as he told the Evening Standard.
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  • This Lender Is Betting Fans Will Pay 50% on a Loan for a Trip to the World Cup

    15 days ago - By Fortune

    Argentines are so crazy about soccer that a lender is betting they'll pay 50 percent interest to finance their trips to the World Cup in Russia this month.
    BBVA Banco Frances SA, the local unit of the Spanish bank, has been airing television commercials encouraging Argentines to rally behind Lionel Messi and his teammates by taking out one of their seven-year loans. The lender is offering up to 1 million pesos payable in 84 installments, with the added incentive that if you make all the payments you won't pay any taxes and fees in the final year.
    Now, paying effectively 50 percent interest...
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