1. Soccer World Cup
It began as a chance for fun-loving Brazilians to take back soccer's biggest honor but ended in humiliation for the hosts in what was widely regarded as one of the best ever World Cups.
Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring in the penalty shoot out against Chile during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte June 28, 2014. (Reuters)
2. Sochi Olympics
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3. FIFA and 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids
FIFA president Sepp Blatter hands over the World Cup trophy to the emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Chair in Zurich. (File Photo: AFP)