FIFA security chief Ralf Mutschke says the biggest threat from match fixers at this year’s World Cup in Brazil is likely to come during the final round of group games.
Rio de Janeiro state’s security forces occupied another slum today following a surge in crime in the favelas where it has expanded policing.
Ex-banker Paul Harris added a 50,000 rand ($4,641) a night villa to his Cape Town hotel as the city Nelson Mandela gazed at from his island prison lures an increasing number of millionaire tourists.
A battalion of military police escorted sanitation workers today in Rio de Janeiro after the city’s biggest yearly event was marred by stinking rubbish.
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the world’s biggest brewer, said it sees the beer market in the U.S. improving and forecast a return to growth in Brazil this year helped by the soccer World Cup.
Siemens AG, Europe’s biggest engineering company, was banned from bidding on federal contracts in Brazil because of suspected kickback payments.
Adidas AG said it will withdraw a range of T-shirts after Brazil’s tourism ministry complained it linked South America’s biggest country with sexual activity.
Coffee shipments from Indonesia may drop 17 percent this year to the lowest since 2011 as elections and the soccer World Cup raise local consumption to a record and rain cuts output in the third-biggest grower of robusta.
The ATP said it’s unlikely to recover about $3 million from Rio de Janeiro for a now canceled agreement to promote the Brazilian city at men’s tennis tournaments.
Every two years, Bob Groot gets to leave behind his day job at the Dutch office of national statistics, party with royalty and enjoy a beer with some of the world’s top Olympians.