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  1. Confed Cup -- Brazil Congress shelves controversial bill

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    Brazil's congress has shelved legislation that was a target of nationwide protests, hours before another round of demonstrations on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  2. FIFA defends Brazil 2014 World Cup plan, despite unrest

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    FIFA has defended keeping the 2014 World Cup in Brazil despite civil unrest during the test event, and says no "official offers" have been received from countries to step in to host the tournament.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  3. Confed Cup -- 100,000 due to protest before Brazil match

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    About 100,000 people are expected in a protest to demand better public services and to complain about the cost of the World Cup before Brazil plays Uruguay Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  4. 680 matches suspect in soccer match-fixing probe

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    A match-fixing investigation has uncovered more than 380 suspicious matches -- including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games -- and found evidence that a Singapore-based crime group is closely involved.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2013
  5. Brazil facing challenges to finish Sao Paulo venue

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    Brazilian organizers say they are facing challenges to meet FIFA's deadline for the stadium which will host the 2014 World Cup opener in Sao Paulo.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  6. FIFA says Twitter accounts were hacked

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    FIFA has confirmed that the Twitter accounts of president Sepp Blatter and the World Cup team were hacked this evening, with a series of controversial messages left on both.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  7. GoalControl wins bid for FIFA Confed Cup goal-line technology

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    FIFA has picked the GoalControl goal-line technology system as its preferred choice ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and will use it first at the Confederations Cup in June.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  8. FIFA denies Costa Rica protest calling for U.S. replay

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    FIFA on Tuesday denied a bid from the Costa Rica soccer federation, which requested a World Cup qualifier against the United States be replayed after losing 1-0 in a snowstorm.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  9. FIFA studies Costa Rica protest calling for U.S. replay

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    FIFA says it is studying a protest from the Costa Rica soccer federation, which wants a World Cup qualifier against the United States replayed after losing 1-0 in a snowstorm.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  10. FIFA waiting for Qatar to request winter World Cup

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    FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has confirmed that playing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar during the winter is a possibility.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2013
  11. FIFA reaffirms vow to review World Cup bid claims

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    FIFA ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia will stick to his intention to focus on allegations of corruption in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests, football's governing body said on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  12. FIFA backs World Cup security despite Copa violence

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    FIFA insisted its security plan for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will prevent any repeat of the violent scenes that halted the Copa Sudamericana final.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2012
  13. 2014 World Cup -- Pele voices concerns over Brazil's readiness

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    Three-time World Cup winner and Brazil legend Pele on Wednesday said he is concerned over the lack of construction progress for his country's hosting of the 2014 World Cup, having been included on the planning committee.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  14. FIFA reveals 2018 World Cup venues in Russia

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    Two stadiums in Moscow will host 2018 World Cup games, among the dozen arenas finalized by FIFA on Saturday for the first cup in Russia.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2012
  15. FIFA sets 2014 World Cup match kick-off times

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    FIFA has selected kick-off times for 2014 World Cup group games, with several matches scheduled in early afternoon in tropical climates.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  16. Spain's qualifying requirement 'strange,' says Iker Casillas

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    Spain captain Iker Casillas says it is "strange" that the World Cup holders must qualify for Brazil 2014.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2012