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Volume 10 No. 25
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Soccerex Convention Organizers Hope To Reschedule Brazil Event For Early Next Year

Organizers of the Soccerex global football convention "hope to reschedule the event for early next year," according to XINHUA. The six-day conference, which had been earmarked to begin on Nov. 30, was canceled earlier this month "due to concerns over security." Soccerex officials claimed that "the decision by the Rio de Janeiro government represents a breach of contract and have sought compensation." Uol reported that a lawsuit against the government "has not been ruled out, although it is seen as a last resort." The report said, "Soccerex thinks that it can carry out the event in mid-March or April next year, before the World Cup" (XINHUA, 11/27).