2014 World Cup must be held in Brazil: FIFA

Earlier on Friday, world football's governing body FIFA said that it has no plans to scrap the Confederations Cup currently under way, and that no team wants to pull out despite the huge protests rocking Brazil.

updated: June 22, 2013 12:23 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: The 2014 World Cup must be held in Brazil, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Friday, one day after more than one million people marched in protests across the country.

"The Confederations Cup is taking place in Brazil and the World Cup must be held in Brazil," he told local media ahead of a meeting bringing together FIFA, the Brazilian Football Confederation and the World Cup's Local Organizing Committee.

"There is no plan B," he insisted.

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