FIFA ‘not ashamed’ of Brazil World Cup, no Plan B (The Associated Press)

A demonstrator, holding a Brazilian flag, blocks a street during a small protest in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, June 21, 2013. Demonstrations began as an outcry against a 10-cent hike in bus and subway fares in Brazil's largest cities, but have continued even after announcements that the increases would be rescinded. Protesters have expressed frustration with corruption and what they say are high taxes and poor public services. They've demanded everything from education reforms to free bus fares while denouncing the billions of public dollars spent on stadiums before the World Cup and the Olympics. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has defended keeping the 2014 World Cup in Brazil despite civil unrest during the test event, and says no ”official offers” have been received from countries to step in to host the tournament.


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