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Three-time World Cup winner Pele rubbishes reports of depression, says he is committed to fulfilling commitments in busy schedule
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Three-time World Cup winner Pele rubbishes reports of depression, says he is committed to fulfilling commitments in busy schedule

This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of Pele's third World Cup title, won in Mexico in 1970 with what many rate the greatest team of all time

Mexican, Brazilian media outlets bribed FIFA for 2026/2030 World Cup rights, testifies witness in corruption trial
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Mexican, Brazilian media outlets bribed FIFA for 2026/2030 World Cup rights, testifies witness in corruption trial

A prosecution witness testified that Mexico’s Grupo Televisa (TLVACPO.MX) and Brazil’s Globo took part in a $15 million bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights.

Olympics 2016 came at a high price for Rio de Janeiro, an enchanting city of jarring inequality
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Olympics 2016 came at a high price for Rio de Janeiro, an enchanting city of jarring inequality

Rio remains a city of jarring inequality, a muggy kettle of friction, yet among both nature and inhabitants with curves of enchanting sensuality. Rio’s State government is bankrupt. Public services - hospitals, universities, schools and the police - are in short supply. The unemployment rate is searing. The political elite lobbied for the Olympic Games, not Rio’s ordinary citizens. At $11.5 billion, Rio 2016 came at too high a price for the city.