Peruvian shamans perform a good luck ritual using a doll dressed as Argentina's soccer player Lionel Messi outside the National Stadium in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Soccer fans around the world are gearing up to watch the World Cup soccer tournament that kicks off Thursday in Brazil.
Peruvian shamans perform a good luck ritual using a doll dressed as Argentina's soccer player Lionel Messi outside the National Stadium in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Soccer fans around the world are gearing up to watch the World Cup soccer tournament that kicks off Thursday in Brazil.
Peruvian shamans perform a good luck ritual using a doll dressed as Argentina's soccer player Lionel Messi outside the National Stadium in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Soccer fans around the world are gearing up to watch the World Cup soccer tournament that kicks off Thursday in Brazil.

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About Michelle Kaufman

Michelle Kaufman

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Michelle Kaufman grew up in Miami and graduated from UM in 1987. She has worked at the St. Petersburg Times and the Detroit Free Press and has been with the Miami Herald since 1996. She has covered 13 Olympics and 6 World Cups.