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FIFA Vetoes Brazil's Stadium Name

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Citizen Media, Sport

Brazilian journalist Fernando Rodrigues complains [1] [pt] about FIFA's veto of the name of a “Brazilian public stadium in Brasília, built with the money of tax payers”. The stadium is named after the famous 50's-60's football player “Mané” Garrincha [2]. FIFA does not allow that name to be used during the 2014 World Cup, claiming that it is inadequate for an international audience.