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Hangin' With ... River Plate Coordinator Of Audiovisual Media Matías Baretta

04 / 18 / 14

MATÍAS BARETTA works for Argentine first division side River Plate's media department as the club's coordinator of audiovisual media. On March 30, the Buenos Aires-based club won the latest installment of its well-documented rivalry with crosstown rival Boca Juniors. Before the match, the p...

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World Cup Gouging Committee Created

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10/21/13
Alligator Worries At Olympics Golf Venue

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10/18/13
Brazil Sports Minister To Step Down

Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo "is to stand down in December just six months before the country hosts the World Cup," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Rebelo said that he "would make way for someone new" after delivering the 12 stadiums to be used in the tournament, all of which "are due t ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

10/18/13
Romario: World Cup Robbing Brazilians

Romario, the "World Cup winner who’s now a Brazilian lawmaker," said a proposal by Brazil's football governing body to "penalize teams that default on tax debt is unworkable," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said that Brazil’s government ...

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10/18/13
Team GB Chooses Rio Olympics Camp

The British Olympic Association announced that Great Britain's '16 Olympians "will complete their preparations for the Games in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte," according to the PA. BOA Chair Sebastian Coe "has signed an official memorandum of understanding with city officials w ...

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10/17/13
Brazil Officials Tracking Gang

Brazilian authorities said that they "are tracking a criminal gang that’s threatening to target next year’s World Cup although security officials say an attack is unlikely," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Sao Paulo’s secretariat for security said in an emailed statement tha ...

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10/16/13
Brazil's Maracana Reopens For Tours

Brazil's "iconic Maracana stadium has reopened to tourists," more than four months after ending a three-year, $500M facelift, according to XINHUA. Officials on Monday said that "guided tours lasting an hour allow fans access to the pitch, dressing rooms, VIP boxes and other areas of the 'inner sanct ...

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Anarchists Promise To Disrupt World Cup

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Lima, Peru Will Host 2019 Pan Am Games

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GoalControl Named World Cup Provider

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