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Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 08:07 UTC

At least twenty world leaders will attend the World Cup; eleven the opening match in Sao Paulo

Dilma next to Ban Ki-moon and eleven other world leaders will be on Thursday at the opening ceremony

At least eleven heads of state and government have confirmed their attendance at the opening ceremony of the World Cup, next Thursday (12th), in São Paulo, and a total of 20 leaders will be watching World Cup matches.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 07:57 UTC

Relief: Sao Paulo subway workers reach a tentative deal and suspend the strike

The deal hinges on retaking striking workers that had been sacked earlier in the week

Subway workers have suspended a strike that crippled traffic in Brazil's biggest city, but warned they could resume their walkout on Thursday, when Sao Paulo hosts the first game of the soccer World Cup.

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 21:10 UTC

Clashes in Sao Paulo between striking subway workers and riot police

Demonstrators chanted “There won't be a Cup, there will be a strike!”

Police in Sao Paulo fired tear gas Monday to disperse protesters supporting a subway strike that has unleashed transport chaos three days before the Brazilian mega-city hosts the World Cup kick-off.

Sunday, June 8th 2014 - 09:22 UTC

Argentina's stars inflame Falklands row on eve of World Cup

Argentina's footballers inflamed their country's rivalry with England on the eve of the World Cup on Saturday, unfurling a banner claiming sovereignty of the Falkland Islands before defeating Slovenia 2-0.

Friday, June 6th 2014 - 08:28 UTC

Argentina will have free national transmission of 64 World Cup matches

Argentina's team is considered among the favorite of the Cup because of the players and 'half-host'

Argentina confirmed on Thursday World Cup nationwide transmission free service both on television and radio. Channel 7, DeporTV and Radio Nacional will be responsible for delivering the service, thus fulfilling President Cristina Fernandez government’s promise of the ”World Cup for the whole country”.

Friday, June 6th 2014 - 08:08 UTC

World Cup tickets sold out, disappointing hundreds who queued for hours

Tickets for the June 12 opener between Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo were sold out in about an hour

The remaining tickets for the most important World Cup matches were sold out fast on Wednesday, disappointing hundreds of fans who waited in line across Brazil.

Thursday, June 5th 2014 - 07:15 UTC

Dilma claims FIFA had pledged that stadiums would be built with private funds

The president said she would advise future host countries to “be very careful about the 'responsibility matrix'” they sign with FIFA

As Brazil rushes to finish stadiums and deal with a wave of protests ahead of the June 12 kick-off, president Dilma Rousseff partly blamed FIFA for the spiraling World Cup bill but said the money spent would leave a positive legacy.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 08:37 UTC

Brazilians pessimistic about the economy and benefits from the World Cup

Since a year ago there have been recurrent protests and strikes from government employee's including police forces

Brazilians pessimism about the future of the economy has increased considerably with just a few days left for the opening of the World Cup, according to a public opinion poll released by Pew Research.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 08:30 UTC

Another 180,000 tickets for the World Cup will be put on sale on Wednesday

Sales occur on a first come, first served basis”, explains Thierry Weil, FIFA’s Marketing Director.

Football fans have one more chance to experience the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil live in the 12 stadiums. announced FIFA. As of 00.01 Brazilian time on Wednesday, 4 June 2014, about 180,000 tickets will be up for sale on www.FIFA.com/tickets, in addition to those tickets that are currently available. There will be tickets for all 64 matches.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 00:47 UTC

UK Minister Simmonds to visit Miami and Sao Paulo to support the English team

Simmonds concerned with the safety and security of those travelling to the tournament in Brazil

UK Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds is scheduled to visit Sao Paulo and Miami to promote the travel safety 'Be On The Ball' campaign, preparing fans for the World Cup and to support the English team.

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