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Brazil deploys elite force in Confederations Cup host cities
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Brazil deploys elite force in Confederations Cup host cities

Jun 20 2013, 6:10am CDT | by

Brasilia, June 20 (IANS) Brazil deployed members of an elite security force in cities hosting international football matches, in the wake of massive anti-government protests that threaten to disrupt the FIFA Confedrations Cup.

Brasilia, June 20 — Brazil deployed members of an elite security force in cities hosting international football matches, in the wake of massive anti-government protests that threaten to disrupt the...

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Brazil deploys elite force in Confederations Cup host cities

Jun 20 2013, 6:10am CDT | by

Brasilia, June 20 (IANS) Brazil deployed members of an elite security force in cities hosting international football matches, in the wake of massive anti-government protests that threaten to disrupt the FIFA Confedrations Cup.

Brasilia, June 20 — Brazil deployed members of an elite security force in cities hosting international football matches, in the wake of massive anti-government protests that threaten to disrupt the FIFA Confedrations Cup.

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff ordered the deployment of Brazil's National Public Security Force (FNSP) to the cities of Fortaleza, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, the capital Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, all of which are hosting Confederations Cup games this month, the ministry of Justice said on its official website Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

The FNSP troops will bolster the already-high security measures put in place during the large-scale international event, as well as during the Catholic Church-organised World Youth Day to be held in Rio de Janeiro in July, the ministry said.

In Brasilia, governor Agnelo Queiroz asked the national force to particularly increase security in and around government buildings.

Officials of the National Congress in Brasilia asked Queiroz Monday to deploy the force after demonstrations were held outside the legislative building.

The FNSP, created in 2006, serves as a kind of military police during protests or emergency situations that threaten public order.

Brazilians, angered by a recent hike in transport fares and a lack of public services while the government spends millions on global sporting events, including next year's World Cup and the coming Olympic Games in 2016, took to the streets in the past couple of weeks.

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Russia insists Ukraine won’t affect 2018 WC

Jul 12 2014 4:35pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Russia’s sports minister insists the conflict in the Ukraine should not affect the 2018 World Cup. Vitaly Mutko, the local organizing committee chairman and a FIFA board member, on Saturday said he did not foresee "any major issues." "It’s a different subject and it will not influence preparations for the World Cup at all," Mutko told a briefing designed to explain Russia’s $20 billion project to host the next World ...
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Russia insists Ukraine won’t affect 2018 WC

Jul 12 2014 4:35pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Russia’s sports minister insists the conflict in the Ukraine should not affect the 2018 World Cup. Vitaly Mutko, the local organizing committee chairman and a FIFA board member, on Saturday said he did not foresee "any major issues." "It’s a different subject and it will not influence preparations for the World Cup at all," Mutko told a briefing designed to explain Russia’s $20 billion project to host the next World Cup. Russian pre ...
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Russia insists Ukraine won’t affect 2018 WC

Jul 12 2014 4:35pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Russia’s sports minister insists the conflict in the Ukraine should not affect the 2018 World Cup. Vitaly Mutko, the local organizing committee chairman and a FIFA board member, on Saturday said he did not foresee "any major issues." "It’s a different subject and it will not influence preparations for the World Cup at all," Mutko told a briefing designed to explain Russia’s $20 billion project to host ...
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Russia insists Ukraine won’t affect 2018 WC

Jul 12 2014 4:35pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Russia’s sports minister insists the conflict in the Ukraine should not affect the 2018 World Cup. Vitaly Mutko, the local organizing committee chairman and a FIFA board member, on Saturday said he did not foresee "any major issues." "It’s a different subject and it will not influence preparations for the World Cup at all," Mutko told a briefing designed ...
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Russia insists Ukraine won’t affect 2018 WC

Jul 12 2014 4:35pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Russia’s sports minister insists the conflict in the Ukraine should not affect the 2018 World Cup. Vitaly Mutko, the local organizing committee chairman and a FIFA board member, on Saturday said he did not foresee "any major issues." "It’s a different subject and it will not influence preparations for the World Cup at all," Mutko told a briefing designed to explain Russia’s ...
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Russia insists Ukraine won’t affect 2018 WC

Jul 12 2014 4:35pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Russia’s sports minister insists the conflict in the Ukraine should not affect the 2018 World Cup. Vitaly Mutko, the local organizing committee chairman and a FIFA board member, on Saturday said he did not foresee "any major issues." "It’s a different subject and it will not influence preparations for the World Cup at all," Mutko told a briefing designed to explain Russia’s $20 billi ...
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Bach: Rio organizers show ‘great dynamism’

Jul 9 2014 10:49am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Brazilian Olympic organizers are benefiting from the successful hosting of the World Cup and showing “great dynamism” to overcome the delays that have plagued the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday. A day after Brazil’s humbling 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinals, Bach also said he is confident Brazilians will get over their ...
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Bach: Rio organizers show ‘great dynamism’

Jul 9 2014 10:49am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Brazilian Olympic organizers are benefiting from the successful hosting of the World Cup and showing “great dynamism” to overcome the delays that have plagued the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday. A day after Brazil’s humbling 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinals, Bach also said he is confident Brazilians will get over their “day of mourning” and fully embrace the first Olympics to b ...
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