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Blatter, Rousseff brush off World Cup problems | Reuters

ZURICH (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff brushed off concerns about their troubled World Cup preparations after meeting FIFA’s Sepp Blatter on Thursday, reiterating that her country would stage the “Cup of Cups”.<p>Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (L) poses with FIFA President Sepp …

Pitbull's We Are One (Ole Ola) is official FIFA World Cup song | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Pitbull’s “We Are One (Ole Ola)”, featuring pop singers Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, will be the official anthem of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.<p>Singer Pitbull performs during the 2013 Z100 Jingle Ball in New York December 13, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson<p>Soccer’s world …

Anti-World Cup protest draws over 2,000 in Sao Paulo | Reuters

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The year’s first major protest against the World Cup drew more than 2,000 demonstrators into the streets of Brazil’s largest city on Saturday, as frustration over the cost of the tournament lingers in the host country.<p>People kick a soccer ball during a protest against the 2014 …

Anti-World Cup Demonstration Results in over 100 Protester Arrests in Brazil

As the 2014 World Cup draws closer, the unrest in Brazil only grows.<p>Over 100 demonstrators were arrested following a protest of the event in Sao Paulo on Saturday, Jan. 25, per the Associated Press (via <i>The Guardian</i>):<p>Violence flared on the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday after more than a 1,000 …

Parreira criticises 'neglectful' World Cup organisation | Reuters

(Reuters) - Brazil’s stuttering preparations to host the 2014 football World Cup have been described as neglectful and a wasted opportunity by the national team’s technical director Carlos Alberto Parreira.<p>Brazil's coach Felipe Scolari (L) talks with team coordinator Carlos Alberto Parreira as they …

Brazil Assistant Coach Calls Country's 2014 World Cup Preparations 'A Joke'

With criticism flanking the Brazilian government at all sides for their slow and at times overly expensive preparations for the 2014 World Cup, frustrations are even starting to mount for those who stand to benefit—specifically Brazilian assistant coach Carlos Alberto Parreira.<p>In an interview with …