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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, July 18, 2013
Brazil's Congress will investigate the amount that the government is spending on the 2014 World Cup following the protests that rocked the recent Confederations Cup. The protestors, who gathered in several cities around the country, have argued that the money would have been better spent on education, healthcare and infrastructure. Read the whole story
Olimpia took a giant step toward the Copa Libertadores trophy in Asuncion on Wednesday with a 2-0 first-leg victory in the first-leg of the competition's final series. Alejandro Silva gave the Paraguayan giant the lead in the 22nd-minute with a shot from the edge of the box, before Wilson Pittoni ... Read the whole story
Jose Mourinho has said that Wayne Rooney is Chelsea's only summer transfer target after Manchester United rejected an offer rumored to be around $30 million. When asked if the Blues had made bids for other players, the Portuguese, who was speaking to the press after Chelsea's 1-0 win against the ... Read the whole story
The Premier League on Thursday rejected FIFA's proposal to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter, saying such a move would be "neither workable nor desirable." Nevertheless, FIFA plans to announce a decision on the matter at the start of October, after the executive committee meets on ... Read the whole story
AS Roma has snapped up former Manchester City defender Maicon on a free transfer. The former Inter Milan defender made just seven starts for City last season after struggling with fitness and was the third choice right-back behind Pablo Zabaleta and Micah Richards. Read the whole story
Papiss Cisse has pulled out of Newcastle's preseason training camp in Portugal after refusing to wear the club sponsor Wonga's logo. Cisse, who is a devout Muslim, has refused to wear the money-lending company's name on religious grounds and has instead offered to wear either an unbranded shirt or one ... Read the whole story
AS Roma defender Marquinhos is reportedly close to a $45.5 million transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. The 19-year-old is regarded as one of the most promising center backs in world soccer following an excellent debut campaign in Serie A after moving from Corinthians 12 months ago. Read the whole story

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