June 7, 2014 3:00 PM

A look at Top 5 storylines at World Cup in Brazil

The team enters every World Cup not just expected to at least make the final but also to win with a flair that makes men swoon and women dance. Pile on that being the host. Pile on the long ghost of Maracanazo, the upset loss to Uruguay in the Brazil-hosted 1950 World Cup. Top it with working-class protests of the money spent, venue preparation running behind schedule and visitors expecting the greatest party ever (or until the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil).

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