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High cost, corruption claims mar Brazil World Cup

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The cost of building the soccer stadium in Brazil's capital for next month's World Cup has nearly tripled to $900...

FIFA have 'been through hell' over World Cup: Valcke

FIFA have "been through hell" over this summer's World Cup in Brazil, according to general secretary Jerome Valcke.

Van Gaal to be United manager after World Cup - report

Louis van Gaal and Manchester United have agreed to the Dutch coach taking over as the club's manager next season once he has completed the World Cup...

Giggs urges Man United players to entertain fans

Ryan Giggs is starting his stint as interim Manchester United manager by urging his players to entertain the fans who have endured a miserable season.

German unions seek later shifts during World Cup

Two German labour unions asked Tuesday that workers in the football‑mad country be granted a sleep‑in during Brazil World Cup matches that will...

World Cup to kick up prices in inflation-weary Brazil

As if worrying about unfinished stadiums and overcrowded airports wasn't enough, the upcoming football World Cup will give Brazilian policymakers...