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Cable News Primetime Covers Team USA World Cup Elimination

Cuomo Brazil Last night, several primetime cable news shows covered Team USA’s valiant World Cup comeback attempt against Belgium.

At the end of “Anderson Cooper 360,” substitute host John Berman interviewed “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo, who reported live from Brazil donning a number 1 jersey.

He said the jersey was “representative of one nation, one team.” “The U.S. soccer team has captured the hearts of the country the way it never had before.” Don Lemon led “CNN Tonight” at 10pmET with World Cup coverage, interviewing CNN’s Brazil Bureau Chief Shasta Darlington and producer Paul Vercammen, whose family is Belgian.

MSNBC’s primetime lineup covered Team USA’s defeat.  “All In with Chris Hayes” sent show producers to a New York City bar to get fan reaction following the loss.  Rachel Maddow opened her show making the connection between professional soccer players faking injuries during games and U.S. politicians faking being “grievously injured.” “That is basic pee-wee league American political strategy.”

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CNN Crew Injured During Protest Ahead of Opening World Cup Match

ShastaCNNCNN Sao Paulo-based producer Barbara Arvanitidis (pictured) and correspondent Shasta Darlington were injured this morning while covering a protest ahead of today’s opening match of the World Cup.

CNN’s Brian Stelter reports Darlington suffered “a minor cut on her arm” while Arvanitidis “was hit on her wrist” by a tear gas canister fired by police during a protest in Sao Paulo. Darlington tweeted her thanks to BBC News Rio de Janeiro-based correspondent Wyre Davies and a group of protestors who protected them before things got out of hand. VIDEO after the jump…

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CNN Opens Bureau in São Paulo

CNN announced today that it will open a permanent newsgathering hub in São Paulo, Brazil. CNN’s Shasta Darlington will be moving to São Paulo effective immediately to head up the bureau. Darlington, who joined CNN five years ago in the Havana bureau, will cover breaking news and news of the day, as well as the growing Brazilian economy, and the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. “CNN is pleased to be establishing a bureau in Brazil with Shasta Darlington as the correspondent,” said Parisa Khosravi, SVP of international newsgathering. “Her depth of experience reporting on the Latin American region, coupled with her knowledge of business reporting will serve her well in this economic powerhouse.”