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"WE WILL BE PREPARED!"
When you watch him play it's difficult to tell if he is a defender or a striker.  But the one thing we can all agree on is that he is explosive!   Join us in this rare interview with Brazil's dynamic Roberto Carlos.








                                                                                                                                                               

"IT WAS A WONDERFUL MOMENT BUT.."
Metrostar Alexi Lalas looks back at team USA's historic victory over World Cup Champions Brazil at the Gold Cup, while looking ahead at the tough competition of France'98.






   
                                                                          


"WE'RE GOING TO THE DANCE IN FRANCE!"                   Once considered only a warm up match for countries like Mexico and the USA, Jamaica led by Deon Burton has garnered an historic first trip to the biggest futbol party on the planet. Check out our exclusive interview with Jamaica's fabulous striker Deon Burton.









"THE BEAUTY OF A WORLD AT PLAY"
We take a look at the legendary Michel Platini, Co-President of France'98 as he explains why French soil will ultimately become Brasilian turf this summer.


   





       Who will be the next head of the greatest sport on grass?  
In an exclusive interview, FIFA President Joao Havelange tells us who the candidates are, and what he thinks. He gives us his pick for best player of all time and explains why Brasil is so hard to beat.  We also discuss one of the most overlooked but very important components of World Cup futbol.






               NOW THERE'S A REAL GOOAALL!!!
During past World Cup Soccer games, men have been killed for small mistakes made on the field, and nations halted just to watch this spectacle on grass. For the first time in history, an Orthodox Priest-Monk calls out to the participating nations, and the soccer world as a whole; offering a prayer for peace, control, and remembrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ during this, the world's greatest sporting event.   
           English   /  Espanol  /  Greek  / Armenian  /  Bulgarian  
                                                     Aramaic /  Filipino  /  Indonesian / Finland  /






We have the best players in the world no doubt but....  
   
Pele explains why he is is feeling blue about the current Brazilian National Team. He compares the philosophy of players from his era to that of today's. He also explains why he accepted the position of  Sports Minister of Brasil and what he intends to achieve in that position.







A hazardous waste time bomb, traffic jams, or one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world? 
Some believe there will be massive traffic jams while adding the grass pitch should have never been installed.due to prior waste disposal. Come with us to the "Stade" for a unique closer look. .





             

 "And the 32 winners are....."  
After all the shots were fired and the smoke cleared, these were the final 32 teams left standing on the grass.  




       Branco says "Brasil will win a fifth title because..."

Three time World Cup player Branco explains why he came to America, and why he thinks Brasil will win an unprecedented 5th World Cup title.






PRODUCING A WORLD CUP SOCCER PLAYING SURFACE

Dr James Watson Chief Agronomist for World Cup 1994 gives us the details of producing the playing fields for World Cup level play.






The Magnificent Stadiums of World Cup 1998            
Overview of France's 10 World Cup Venues








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