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Brazil Adds New Oversight to LOC

By Robbie Blakeley and Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The world football (soccer) governing body, FIFA, and the Brazil Ministry of Sport announced that the Brazilian government will have a permanent member within the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the 2014 World Cup, as a measure to help avoid problems and speed up preparations.

Luís Fernandes, who joined the Ministry of Sport last January and reportedly is a trusted ally of President Dilma Rousseff, is set to be the . . .

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