FIFA has not discussed cancelling Confederations Cup (Reuters)

A combination picture shows demonstrators with their faces painted and wearing a Guy Fawkes mask during a protest against the Confederations Cup and President Dilma Rousseff's government, in Recife City June 20, 2013. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

(Reuters) – FIFA has not discussed the possibility of cancelling the Confederations Cup, which has been overshadowed by protests sweeping Brazil, soccer’s governing body said on Friday. “To date, neither FIFA nor the local organizing committee have ever discussed any such possibility of cancelling the FIFA Confederations Cup,” FIFA said in a statement sent to Reuters. In a later statement it added: “FIFA in constant contact with all stakeholders, including teams. FIFA has not received any requests to leave Brazil, from any team. “FIFA is in constant contact with local authorities. …

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