NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 12, 2014
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(Sao Paolo: Bill Neely) The opening of World Cup soccer in Brazil reviewed; scenes shown of protestors clashing with riot police, fans supporting the Brazilian team, the opening ceremonies, a paralyzed man in a special suit kicking the first ball, astronauts playing soccer on the International Space Station and Pope Francis twirling a ball; details given about the controversies surrounding the stadium. [Neuroscientist Dr. Miguel NICOLELIS- comments on the suit.] [Sao Paolo Mayor Fernando HADDAD- says we’ll have a great World Cup.]
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