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Peugeot Unveils Rear-Wheel-Drive '2008 DKR' Model To Run In 2015 Dakar Rally

04 / 16 / 14

French carmaker Peugeot on Tuesday introduced the car that will run in the '15 edition of the Dakar Rally, according to Héctor Martínez of AS. The model is called the "Peugeot 2008 DKR" and will feature rear-wheel-drive transmission. Peugeot Sport Project Leader Jean-Christophe Pailler...

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06/21/13
Flamengo Cautious On Maracanã Return

A Brasileiro football club Flamengo senior exec said that the club "will not be pushed to do anything 'stupid' in its negotiations to return to Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã stadium," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Flamengo "is in discussions with the consortium awarded the rights t ...

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06/21/13
Blatter Makes Plea To Protesters

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said that Brazil "will benefit" with more than just new football stadiums from hosting the 2014 World Cup, as "unrest in the country continued to overshadow the Confederations Cup," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. In an interview with Rio's O Globo newspaper, Blatt ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

06/20/13
Calls For Confed Cup Protesters To Calm

Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari "has called for protesters to remain calm after demonstrations rocked the country during the Confederations Cup," according to Ben Smith of the BBC. Speaking before Brazil's match against Mexico on Wednesday, Scolari "likened the problems to the 2011 riots in London, ...

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06/18/13
Rebuilt Maracanã 'The Place To Be'

Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium "got back to doing what it has always done best" Saturday, according to columnist Ben Smith of the BBC, who covered the event. Smith commented coming into the first competitive game to be played at the new Maracanã, "some feared that something has been ...

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06/17/13
Confed Cup Opener Marred By Protesters

About 1,000 protesters complaining about the high cost of staging the World Cup "demonstrated in front of the National Stadium in Brasilia just hours before Brazil played Japan in the opening match of the Confederations Cup" on Saturday, according to Tales Azzoni of the AP. Riot and mounted pol ...

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06/17/13
Monterrey Stadium Project On Schedule

One year from the scheduled completion of Liga MX side Monterrey's Monterrey Football Stadium in Monterrey, Mexico, the stadium's overall progress is 45% complete, according to LA AFICION. Engineer Alfredo Maldonado, the project's boss, said the "civil, or black, work" is 95% complete, although it h ...

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06/17/13
Confed Cup Features Record Coverage

FIFA TV and its appointed host broadcaster HBS have secured record service bookings for broadcast coverage of the 2013 Confederations Cup. FIFA TV and HBS will provide content and broadcast services to 110 world feed takers and 45 commentary positions for the opening match in Brasilia. Media ri ...

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06/13/13
Brazil: We Will Be Ready For World Cup

Brazil arrived at the one-year mark to the World Cup on Wednesday "admitting to mistakes in its preparations but vowing to get its act together in time," according to the AP. After facing difficulties getting its stadiums ready for the Confederations Cup, "Brazil is promising that things will be dif ...

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06/12/13
145,000 Confed Cup Tickets Available

Days from the start of the 2013 Confederations Cup, 145,000 of the 795,697 tickets that went on sale are still available for the tournament that begins Saturday in Brazil, according to LA AFICION. The game with the fewest tickets available is the match between Spain and Uruguay on June 16, with just ...

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06/12/13
Mega-Events Boost Development

The growing influence of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in world affairs was symbolized by the staging of the 2008 Beijing Olympics  and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, "and will be further underlined by Brazil's forthcoming hosting of both events," a ...

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