FIFA regrets

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After seven years of planning, $14 billion (more than three times what it cost to put on the 2010 tournament in South Africa) and 31 days of competition, this: FIFA president Sepp Blatter says Brazil may have been wrong choice to host 2014 World Cup Weeks after the protests in Brazil that marred the Confederations Cup, Blatter conceded ‘if this happens again we have to question whether we made the wrong decision awarding the hosting rights.’ After World Cup, Brazil Asks: Was It Worth It? June Job Creation in Brazil Below Forecasts Brazil generated 25,363 jobs in June, below most forecasts and the worst performance for the month since 1998, the government said Thursday Russia’s the next host: Russia insists finishing stadiums not a problem, and hey, as hosts, they don’t even need to qualify. . . .

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