Confederations Cup news

1,000 protesters rally before opener

June 15, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
BRASILIA, Brazil -- About 1,000 protesters complaining about the high cost of staging the World Cup demonstrated in front of the National Stadium in Brasilia just hours before Brazil played Japan in the opening match of the Confederations Cup on Saturday.

Riot and mounted police were called up to keep demonstrators from getting too close to the stadium as thousands of fans arrived for the inaugural match in the nation's capital. The protesters started chanting and marching about a mile ...

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