During the Confederation
Cup there were several clashes between police and protesters, who surrounded the stadiums before and after the games.
Cup, held amid unprecedented social turmoil, shed light on a new face of Brazil and raised fresh questions about the country's pledge to stage the best ever World Cup next year.
Since 2005, the Confederations
Cup has been held in the nation that hosts the World Cup the following year.
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The problem has been made worse by the reduced number of places to pick up tickets with only one in each Confederations
Cup host city except Rio de Janeiro which has three.
The 2013 FIFA Confederations
Cup is scheduled to kick off on June 15th in Brasilia, Brazil with the champion to be crowned on June 30 in capital Rio de Janeiro.
According to Bulgaria's Podkrepa Labor Confederation
, the minimum wage should increase from BGN 290 to BGN 330 as of October and pensions should grow by 15% and by another 10% from January.
had reached a consensus on the upcoming polls, which will elect six out of 12 members of the group's Executive Committee.
Turkish Tobacco and Liquor Administration (TEKEL) workers launched a sit-in protest after police did not let them make a press statement in front of the Turkish Confederation
of Labor (Turk-Is) headquarters.
The States, who were backed at 999-1 on Betfair to win the Confederations
Cup, traded at 1-3 on the exchange when they led 2-0 against Brazil in Sunday night's final before the Samba Stars produced a fantastic comeback to take the honours 3-2.
What we have to do, and what AFC have to do, is make sure in future that all presidents of confederations
are members of the Fifa executive committee in the position of vice president.
FNB announced the launch of FNB Namibia's Confederations
Cup Customer Campaign at the Khomasdal Stadium this week.
CAIRO: Hassan Shehata is happy that Egypt avoided being drawn alongside European champions Spain in the 2009 FIFA Confederations
Russia is already using this model abroad, while maintaining resource nationalism at home, in the creation of confederations
of oil and gas which are "balanced, mainly self-contained, self-sufficient and largely undeclared, yet enjoying enormous independence" - state-controlled producers and private consumers in tight co-operation to serve each other's vital interests in multiple spheres.
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CUP, played a year ago in five German locales, provided organizers a run-through to the World Cup - and fans a glimpse of what might be.