2:53pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Station News & Events

Isidoro the Ocelot and the World Cup on The World for 6-9

They call soccer the Beautiful Game. So we've got...the Beautiful Show, our World Cup special.

Even if you don't get what all the fuss is about with the globe's premier soccer tournament, this show is still for you. In fact, we have a whole news-you-can-use segment on how non-soccer fans can choose and cheer for a team. And talk about soccer passion -- we check in with three Englishmen who have just completed a 1,200 mile walk from Argentina to Brazil in support of the English team...and also for charity.

We'll delve into politics as well, looking at host nation Brazil's readiness when it comes to stadiums, security and infrastructure. From Rio, we'll have a report on how normally soccer-crazed Brazilians are actually lukewarm when it comes to hosting the World Cup.

Also, a couple of items from the middle east. We've got an interview with American Bob Bradley, who coached in Egypt during the Arab Spring, and we'll profile a Pakistani-Canadian female soccer player who is trying to strike a balance between her love of soccer, and the Islamic requirement that she wear an hijab.

Plus, we introduce you to Isidoro, an ocelot from Brazil in residence at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. Izzy will be helping us pick the winner of games in which the US team competes.