Showtime in Brazil but woes sap hopes behind sport extravaganzas (Reuters)

* Confederations Cup kicks off as growth, optimism wane * Costs, construction delays plague World Cup, Olympic plans * Many Brazilians see lost opportunities By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO, June 12 (Reuters) – All but diehard fans of international soccer could be forgiven for not knowing, much less caring, about the Confederations Cup, a two-week tournament that kicks off in Brazil on Saturday. …

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