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Former Player Sachin Tendulkar Calls Reducing Teams In World Cup To 10 'Unfair'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 05 / 15

Calling the Int'l Cricket Council's decision to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup "a backward step", former India captain Sachin Tendulkar said that "such a move is unfair to the Associate nations," according to the PTI. While the ICC "wants to curtail the number of teams participatin...

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Sports Brands Using Toxic Chemicals

A report issued by Greenpeace on Monday revealed that football wear and shoes from three int'l sports brands, all of whom are major producers of apparel for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, "were found to contain toxic chemicals," according to Cao Yin of the CHINA DAILY. Greenpeace said that it bou ...

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Rocky Test For Brazil World Cup Stadium

World Cup organizers insisted that an "incomplete roof" at Sao Paulo’s Corinthians stadium will not affect it "hosting matches when the tournament begins next month," according to the IRISH TIMES. Constructors completing the project have admitted that they will not "finish the intended design ...

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Rio's Polluted Water Draws Complaints

Brazil's Guanabara Bay "offers the kind of a postcard image Rio’s authorities want to celebrate as hosts of the 2016 Summer Olympics," according to Romero & Clarey of the N.Y. TIMES. But "it has become a focal point of complaints, turning Rio’s polluted waters into a symbol of frustr ...

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FIFA Faces Legal Action Over Kickoff Times

Brazil football players association FENAPAF "is to launch legal action against FIFA in a bid to shift lunchtime kickoffs during the World Cup," according to XINHUA. FENAPAF said that "a request for a court injunction would be submitted in Sao Paulo on Monday." The action "demands that each of the to ...

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Protests Ramp Up Ahead Of World Cup

A month before the start of the FIFA World Cup, "organized labor groups across Brazil have begun a series of strikes and other protests for higher pay and better working conditions," according to Vincent Bevins of the L.A. TIMES. Associations of police officers, teachers, transportation workers, pub ...

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Failed WC Plans Leave Locals Wanting

When Brazil drafted plans to host the upcoming World Cup, Natal "was exactly the type of city it wanted to show off," according to Paulo Prada of REUTERS. A nationwide economic boom was transforming the once-sleepy backwater into a fast-growing city typical of the new Brazil, "a country at last pois ...

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Brazil Expects 500,000 Cup Tourists

Brazil "raised its estimate of the number of overseas ticket holders" for the World Cup by 66% to 500,000, according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The figures, from Brazil Deputy Sports Minister Luis Fernandes, follow a "forecast of 300,000 given by Brazil’s tourism ministry last week." Fernand ...

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Brazilians Protest World Cup Spending

Cities across Brazil "braced for demonstrations on Thursday, as disparate protest movements seek to criticize spending" on the upcoming World Cup and revive a call for better public services that swept the country last June, according to Eisenhammer, Fonseca & Doce of REUTERS. Thursday's prote ...

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ROCC Says Rio Should Host Olympics

Russian Olympic Committee Chair Alexander Zhukov said on Thursday that changing the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics "is practically impossible," according to RIA NOVOSTI. R-Sport was earlier told that "the venue may be moved to London because Rio de Janeiro is behind in preparing for the even ...

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World Cup To Add $3B To Brazil Economy

Research findings by Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism revealed that an estimated 3.7 million people "are expected to travel throughout Brazil during the 2014 World Cup, according to Darren Heitner of FORBES. It is believed that the average foreign tourist will attend four World Cup matches" and sp ...

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