Brazil set for Confed Cup despite difficulties (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken June 2, 2013, fans celebrate after Brazil scored against England during a friendly soccer game at the Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Confederations Cup will be a test both on and off the field for Brazil. The country is trying to show that it can build stadiums and complete infrastructure projects in time for the 2014 World Cup, and the national team will try to show that is has the potential to contend for its sixth world title. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Even if the Confederations Cup goes off without a hitch, the troubled preparations for the tournament have turned up the pressure on Brazil for the year ahead.


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