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The Brazilian group that forced work to stop at the stadium being built for the 2014 World Cup opener plans to intensify protests across Brazil, saying the poor are paying the price for the government's decision to bow to FIFA's demands.
India last week hosted a forum of the most powerful developing nations to discuss various trade and political issues. The BRICS summit - so named after its members Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - closed with the usual self-congratulatory remarks about global cooperation, but Brazil's comments stood out as a significant step in the wrong direction.
The Brazilian tennis federation says it will host a WTA event in 2013 after an 11-year absence.
FIFA says it made a profit of $36 million in 2011 and increased its reserves to $1.3 billion.
FIFA is pleased that Brazil's lower house of Congress passed a bill giving soccer's governing body the guarantees it wants to organize the 2014 World Cup.
Rio de Janeiro authorities say Brazil coach Mano Menezes has refused to take a breathalyzer test after being stopped at a police checkpoint.
Developing nations again seem unlikely to propel one of their own citizens into the World Bank presidency.
For all the talk about the strides soccer has made in the United States, results of late have been stark and disappointing.
A Palmeiras fan was declared brain dead on Tuesday, the second casualty from a confrontation involving nearly 500 people from rival groups last weekend.