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FIFA sued for ticket irregularities at Confederations Cup

In this Thursday Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, a worker stands next to a camera used to monitor the construction of the Arena Pantanal stadium that will host games during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament in Cuiaba, Brazil. There is an ongoing court battle over the supplier of seats for the Arena Pantanal, meaning at any moment a judge can stop construction. From the moment a crane dramatically collapsed at the Sao Paulo stadium, it was clear World Cup organizers would have their hands full trying to deliver all 12 venues by FIFA's end-of-December deadline. AP

Brazilian prosecutors want FIFA and local World Cup organizers to pay nearly $2 million in damages for alleged ticket irregularities at a Confederations Cup venue.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Protests expected as Brazil hosts Confeds final

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Sunday’s Confederations Cup final between Brazil and Spain at Rio’s Maracana stadium was set to be played out against a backdrop of protests as citizens answer calls on social media to demand better public services.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Brazilians say they don’t fear Spain

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Brazilians aren’t hiding how much they admire Spain’s national team, how good the World Champions are and how difficult it is to play against them.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Brazil shaken by largest protests in 20 years

A demonstrator wearing a mask holds a Brazilian flag during a protests in front of the Brazilian National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month. AP/Eraldo Peres

Rio police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with protesting youths early Tuesday, after tens of thousands rallied in major Brazilian cities against the huge costs of hosting the 2014 World Cup.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Starting Spanish keeper for Confed Cup remains a mystery

Ireland's Sean St. Ledger (5) shoots the ball past Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas (1). (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Spain’s goalkeeper for Sunday’s Confederations Cup opener against Uruguay remains a mystery.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

I have to fight for my place in Spain side–Casillas

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas stops a ball during a training session ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, June 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Spanish captain Iker Casillas has admitted that he isn’t assured of his place in the side for the upcoming Confederations Cup having not played a competitive match for the last four months.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Brazil rains damage roof of Confederations Cup stadium

An employee stand inside the National Stadium Mane Garrincha in Brasilia, Brazil. The stadium is being remodeled for the upcoming Confederations Cup in June 2013 and the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. AP FILE PHOTO

Part of the roof of a brand new stadium that will be used for the upcoming Confederations Cup collapsed in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador Monday following heavy rains.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Ronaldinho boosts chances of making Confed Cup

Ronaldinho of Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro, left, fights for the ball with Wellington of Brazil’s Sao Paulo FC at a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)

Ronaldinho seems to be thriving again just at the right time. The two-time world player of the year significantly increased his chances of making Brazil’s squad for next month’s Confederations Cup after a superb performance in the Copa Libertadores.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

World Cup set to be 1st to offer seats for obese

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The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is set to be the first to offer special seats for obese fans.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Second World Cup stadium ready in Brazil

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Brazil’s Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte was ready to reopen on Friday after renovation work in preparation for the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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