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Increasingly under the international spotlight after earning the right to host the 2022 World Cup, Qatar is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to become a sporting super-power.
Foreign and Brazilian tourists are expected to spend $10.4 billion during next year's World Cup, more than the public funds invested for staging the event, the Brazilian tourism board said Friday.
Kazakhstan skier Alexey Poltoranin has won the 2nd place at the World Cup stage in Norway.
Eyeing a massive boost to tourism and prestige, Brazil hoped it had won the jackpot in earning the right to host the next World Cup and summer Olympics.
Speed skaters of Kazakhstan have guaranteed themselves 11 spots in the Sochi Olympics 2014.
Australian football officials on Tuesday expressed concern at the security situation in World Cup host nation Brazil, admitting that dealing with the issue was going to be a challenge.
Brazilian state prosecutors are seeking to recover almost $100m from football's global governing body FIFA which was spent on temporary structures at venues for next year's World Cup.
The national football team of Kazakhstan has lost to Ireland in its last qualifying match of the World Cup 2014.
The preliminary squad of the Irish team for the World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan has been unveiled.
After the match against Kazakhstan the leader of the Swedish national team Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that he wanted to score more goals.
The forward of the Swedish national team and French Paris Saint-Germain FC Zlatan Ibrahimovic shared his opinion about the coming match against the Kazakhstan national team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
FIFA on Tuesday put more than one million tickets on sale via the internet for next year's World Cup in Brazil, as some Brazilian fans complained about the high prices.
Brazil's social turmoil over poor public services and endemic political corruption appears to have abated but could flare again during Pope Francis' visit later this month.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday raced to build support for reforms in response to nationwide protests as the head of world football hailed the Brazil-hosted Confederations Cup as the "best ever."
A new wave of street protests swept Brazil on Sunday amid mounting popular support for demands for wide-ranging institutional reform and investment in crumbling public services.
Embattled president Dilma Rousseff admitted in a televised address that Brazil can do better and pledged to do more to fight corruption.
At least one million people rallied across Brazil on Thursday in escalating mass demonstrations over the quality of public services and the high cost of staging the World Cup.
Brazil's two biggest cities on Wednesday rolled back transit fare hikes that had triggered massive protests as demonstrators clashed with police outside a Confederations Cup match.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff tried to get ahead of a wave of popular protest Tuesday, vowing to listen to the complaints of youths angered by the cost of staging the World Cup.
Tourists planning to flock to Brazil for the World Cup a year from now should brace for some of the world's highest housing, restaurant and transport prices.
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