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Difficulties Mount for 2014 World Cup

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - With the 2010 FIFA World Cup now firmly consigned to memory, and not a happy one for most Brazilians, focus in the country has shifted swiftly to their preparations for the 2014 event, when they host the championships for the first time since 1950.

The most pressing issues are the current state of some of Brazil's stadiums earmarked to host the biggest prize in football in four years time. Twelve cities are lined up for the sports' biggest show in 46 months . . .

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