Soccer-Protests could halt Confederations Cup – Brazilian media (Reuters)

June 21 (Reuters) – Soccer’s Confederations Cup could be abandoned because of the protests which have swept Brazil, local media said on Friday. CBN radio and the website of the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper, both respected, mainstream media, carried reports speculating that the eight-team tournament, considered a dry run for next year’s World Cup, was in danger. “FIFA will claim compensation from Brazil if the Confederations Cup has to be suspended,” said a headline on CBN’s website. …

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