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Security Forces Prepare For Summer's World Cup In A Restive Brazil

04 / 25 / 14

Drones, bomb-detecting robots, camera glasses, rubber bullets and sound and light grenades "will all be at the ready if Brazilian police need them to quell disturbances during the FIFA World Cup," according to Mimi Whitefield of the MIAMI HERALD. The Brazilian military "also has a contingency plan i...

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Event Notes

In the first hour they went on sale, close to 20,000 people applied for "the most popular Confederations Cup tickets." The category 4 tickets are the cheapest and only available to Brazilian residents. They are priced between R$28.5 ($13.5) and R$57 ($27). On Saturday, FIFA revealed that more than 1 ...

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