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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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Fan Violence Strikes Argentina Stadium

Argentinian football club Boca Juniors "has had two tiers of terracing at its La Bombonera stadium closed" after crowd violence at Sunday's superclasico against River Plate, and "faces a possible suspension of the entire ground," according to Rex Gowar of REUTERS. Boca fans on the terracing behind t ...

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Brazil Promises Fast Internet Connections

Football fans attending the 2014 World Cup in Brazil "will have no problem going online from stadiums," but they might want to "use a local cellphone chip to keep their charges low," according to Anthony Boadle of REUTERS. Brazilian Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo said that each of the 12 sta ...

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Fortaleza First To Hit World Cup Goal

Brazil’s "temple of football," the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro, "stole the limelight" when it reopened last weekend despite the fact that "only two of its entrances were complete," and "some seats were still missing," according to Joe Leahy of the FINANCIAL TIMES. However, more t ...

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Mayor In Conflict With CDA Pumas

Chilean side CDA Pumas board of directors is accusing Antofagasta Mayor Karen Rojo of demanding 1,000 free tickets for the team's game against University of Chile this weekend, according to EMOL. The problem occurred when Rojo requested 1,000 tickets as a gift, which the club's managers denied. Rojo ...

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Calls To Rename Rio's Olympic Stadium

Protesters "are pushing for a name change" at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic stadium after FIFA said this week that the man for whom the facility is named "took bribes," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The Estadio Olimpico João Havelange in downtown Rio will serve as the host for trac ...

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Football Notes

EPL Liverpool and kit manufacturer Warrior revealed the Reds' new home kit for the '13-14 season. The new home strip is based on the iconic shirt of the '83-84 season, which was worn during the club's fourth European Cup win in Rome ( Liverpool ). ... A fan club of Chilean football club Independient ...

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Rebelo To Overhaul Brazil Calendar

Brazil's sports minister Aldo Rebelo "has reiterated his desire to overhaul the country's football calendar in a bid to revitalize its foundering domestic competitions," according to XINHUA. Rebelo "has set the government on a collision course with the Brazilian Football Confederation" and high ...

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World Cup Berth Could Mean $2.75M

Chile's National Professional FA (ANFP) has come to an agreement with the Chilean national football team about the distribution of the prize money the country will receive from FIFA if it qualifies for the 2014 World Cup, according to EMOL. The ANFP decided that half the bonus money will go to the C ...

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Mayor Forces Rugby Venue Change

One month before the start of the Int'l Rugby Board Junior World Rugby Trophy, which will feature an eight-team competition, the event's location has changed, according to Manuel Rojas Díaz of EMOL. Antofagasta, Chile Mayor Karen Rojo said no to the tournament taking place at the newly i ...

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Maracanã Reopens, Still Not Finished

Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium "has re-opened with an exhibition match despite not being fully finished," according to Pedro Fonseca of REUTERS. Only two entrances "were complete, some seats still missing and the area around the stadium resembled a building site" as the arena was re-inaugu ...

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