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Brazil Investigating Alleged Rigging Of 2014 World Cup Stadium Contracts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 07 / 16

Brazil's antitrust watchdog is investigating "allegations that a cartel comprised of the country's leading construction groups rigged the bidding for billions of dollars of stadium contracts for the 2014 World Cup," according to Joe Leahy of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The competition regulator, Cade, said...

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