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Rio De Janeiro Football Federation Calling For 'Urgent Action' To Save Maracanã

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 12 / 17

Football officials in Rio de Janeiro have called on police to "take urgent action" to stop what they called "the destruction of the Maracana" after valuables were looted from the "famous old stadium," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. The Rio de Janeiro Football Federation said in a statement t...

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