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The 2014 World Cup is the most valuable, lucrative and expensive in FIFA history.
FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb condemned "deep rooted racism" in Italy on Wednesday after Mario Balotelli was racially abused while training with the national team.
FIFA and local organizers have postponed the final test event at the troubled World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo, raising fresh uncertainty about Brazil's readiness to stage the tournament opener in the city.
FIFA said Wednesday it is not considering changing kickoff times or adding mandatory cooling breaks during World Cup matches, despite being sued by Brazil's players' union because of health concerns.
Brazilian organizers will test the stadium hosting the World Cup opener one more time after a request from FIFA.
The Brazilian federation of professional athletes is demanding FIFA change the start times of more than a third of World Cup matches because of the heat and humidity in Brazil.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke arrived in Brazil on Monday to oversee the final preparations for the World Cup, saying he expects "busy days ahead" to make sure everything is ready in time.
South Sudan lost to Mozambique 5-0 on Sunday in its first qualifying game for a major tournament.
Brazil arrives at a crucial moment in its preparations for the World Cup as two of its most troubled stadiums stage major test events Sunday.