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SBD Global/December 3, 2012/International Football
Confederations Cup Draw Takes Place In São Paulo; Brazil Draws Japan In Opening Game
Published December 3, 2012
Group A: Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Italy.
Group B: Spain, Uruguay, Tahiti, the next African champions (FIFA).
PROTEST: REUTERS' Andrew Downie reported dozens of people wearing white masks and carrying banners with the word "shame" protested against "corrupt police and rampant violence in Brazil's big cities" outside the Confederations Cup football draw on Saturday. Protesters belonging to the Rio de Paz group, or River of Peace, said that they had "come to peacefully confront authorities because they were not being heard" (REUTERS, 12/1).