ACT To Investigate Multi-Sport Ticket Anurag Thakur Slams ICC Chair Srinivasan Maracanã May Need $5M Tunnel Widening ISAF May Move Sailing From Rio De Janeiro FICA Boss Wary Of Rebel Leagues ICC Launches Urgent Investigation Rugby Unions Plan Pan-American Championship CBF Creates Medical Ranking, Database Rio Olympics Costs Hits Total Of $13B A-League Talks Salary Cap, Loan Fee Charges
Enter amount in full numerical value, without currency symbol or commas (ex: 3000000).
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD Global/July 15, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Brazil Federal Prosecutor Roberto Gurgel Challenges Constitutionality Of World Cup Law
Published July 15, 2013
Brazil federal prosecutor Roberto Gurgel "has challenged the constitutionality of the so-called World Cup law which was signed last year by Brazil President Dilma Rousseff," according to the AP. The law gives FIFA "the guarantees it says it needs to organize the 2014 World Cup." Gurgel "has questioned four articles of the World Cup law." In his filing, Gurgel contends that "the law violates citizens' constitutional guarantee to equal treatment, as well as provisions of Brazilian tax law." Put in place last year, "the legislation was delayed several times in heated debates in Brazil's Congress," where critics argued the national government was giving FIFA too much power. Local organizing committee spokeperson Saint-Clair Milesi said there would be "no comment on an on-going process." The prosecutor's office "confirmed the challenge on Wednesday" (AP, 7/12).