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Latest update : 2014-06-13

Fiesta or Fiasco? Brazil Aims to Pull Off a World Cup to Remember (part 2)

It's kick-off time in the nation that puts the "beautiful" in the beautiful game. Sao Paulo, Brazil is hosting the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. But it's not all been plain sailing in the run-up to the tournament. Whilst a transit strike in Sao Paulo is on hold, an airport workers' strike in Rio is on... and workmen are still rushing to complete jobs on untested venues. Some see all this as merely the growing pains of success. For others, Brazil has bitten off more than it can chew.

By François PICARD

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David GOLDBLATT

Sports writer, broadcaster

Cintia CARDOSO-DELAUTRE

Brazilian desk, RFI

Rodrigo DE REZENDE

Brazilian activist

Marc BURLEIGH

Journalist, French news agency AFP

Anelise BORGES

France 24 journalist

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2014-11-20 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Al-Sisi's Egypt: Is the crackdown justified? (part 2)

In a wide-ranging interview with France 24, Egypt's president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the bloodbath that followed the overthrow of his...

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2014-11-20 Egypt

Al-Sisi's Egypt: Is the crackdown justified?

In a wide-ranging interview with France 24, Egypt's president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the bloodbath that followed the overthrow of his...

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2014-11-19 2014 FIFA World Cup

Foul play in football: How to police the beautiful game?

Time now for another installment of FIFA madness. The world football governing body has announced that it's passed on information to Swiss prosecutors regarding suspicious...

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2014-11-19 2014 FIFA World Cup

Foul play in football: How to police the beautiful game? (part 2)

Time now for another installment of FIFA madness. The world football governing body has announced that it's passed on information to Swiss prosecutors regarding suspicious...

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2014-11-18 Israeli politics

The problem with Jerusalem: Israel to respond with 'heavy hand' to synagogue attack

They used meat cleavers and a gun. Two Palestinian militants were gunned down in a shootout with police after Jerusalem's deadliest attack in years. The attack on a synagogue...

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