Rio De Janeiro: World football's governing body FIFA said Friday that it has no plans to scrap the Confederations Cup and that no team wants to pull out despite the huge protests rocking Brazil.
"At no stage has FIFA considered or discussed abandoning the Confederations Cup with the local authorities," FIFA media chief Pekka Odriozola said. "We are monitoring the situation with the authorities."
"We support the right of free speech," he added. "We condemn violence."