Football Notes: UNICEF Says It Is Satisfied With Barcelona's Child-Welfare Practices
UNICEF "seems satisfied with Barcelona's child-welfare practices despite a 12-month transfer ban" that the club received last week. UNICEF said in a statement, "FC Barcelona has made clear its commitment to working with UNICEF to address issues affecting the well-being of children associated with the club" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 4/10). ... Brazil Defense Minister Celso Amorim said on Wednesday that the country's armed forces "will not contain the people's right to protest" during the World Cup. Amorim said that the "primary concern of the armed forces during the World Cup will be security rather than protests" (XINHUA, 4/10).