Brazilians protest high cost of hosting World Cup (The Associated Press)

Women  of the Borel slum prepare to play a soccer match during a symbolic tournament called Popular Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 15, 2013.  Communities being threatened with forced removal compete for the cup in protest for what they consider a discrimination towards low-income residents in the name of big sporting events such as the Confederations Cup. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — At least 500 protesters complaining against the high cost of staging the World Cup rallied Saturday in front of the National Stadium in Brasilia just hours before Brazil played Japan in the opening match of the Confederations Cup.

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