Residents of Rio de Janeiro are staging protests today against a law that give more of Brazil's oil revenues to other states, reducing Rio's share. And the governor of Rio says it will undermine the state's ability to host the 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Cup.
The US scored an early goal against its archrival, then regressed into its old self, falling 2-1.
Despite a few hiccups, the Confederations Cup soccer tournament was a 'great success,' say local and international soccer authorities.
After a stunning start, the US could not cope with Brazil, leaving American soccer to ponder another moral victory – instead of a real one.
Empty seats cause embarrassment for the soccer tournament's host country as it prepares for the World Cup next June.
Labor unrest abounds during South Africa's 'negotiation season,' but talk of a soccer strike chilled nation.