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Preparations for 2014 World Cup

By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - We are still five years away from the World Cup in Brazil and the majority of preparations for the competition will only take place after the South African installment next year, but the Brazilian committee has already released some early plans for 2014 - the first time they will host the competition since 1950.

Last week the Ministry of Sports announced the creation of a brand new Department of Soccer, intended to centralize and coordinate the government's plans for the World Cup and the litany of improvements to Brazil's stadiums and . . .

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