What They're Saying

"Alcoholic drinks are part of the FIFA World Cup, so we're going to have them. Excuse me if I sound a bit arrogant but that's something we won't negotiate."

-- FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke, stating in no uncertain terms that the Brazilian government will have to back down from its no-beer policy at sporting events as part of the World Cup Law whose passage has been delayed in the Brazilian congress. (Reuters)

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