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Latest update : 2014-06-12

2014 World Cup: Angry workers threaten more strikes as opening looms

This week, strike action looms large over the World Cup. Sao Paulo, Brazil's richest city, faces issues such as transport and housing woes. Also, France prepares to face off against Honduras for its opening match in the competition, while host city Porto Alegre is hoping to benefit from tourism. Finally, the hosts and favourites Brazil have their eye on yet more silverware - and Brazilian fans expect nothing less.

By Rochelle FERGUSON , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Laure WAGNER , Charles BOBE

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