Fifa: No plans to cancel Confed Cup amid protests

2013-06-21 14:38

Rio de Janeiro – Fifa says it is not considering cancelling the Confederations Cup in Brazil as violent protests spread across the country.

An estimated 1 million protesters took to the streets in more than 80 cities last night.

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in Rio de Janeiro, where more than 300?000 people protested in the city hosting key Confederations Cup games.

But world football’s governing body says in statement to The Associated Press that neither “Fifa nor the LOC (local organising committee) have ever discussed any such possibility” of cancelling the eight-team tournament.

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