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Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the "Rebel Cup" in downtown Sao Paulo...Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the "Rebel Cup" in downtown Sao Paulo April 13, 2014. The "Rebel Cup" is an informal tournament bringing together social movements as a way of protest against government spending for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The boy (L) wears a T-shirt of Real Madrid and the boy (2nd R) wears the shorts of Barcelona.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the “Rebel Cup” in downtown São Paulo. The Rebel Cup is an informal tournament bringing together social movements as a way of protest against government spending for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. One of the boys, left, wears a T-shirt of Real Madrid while another, second from right, wears the shorts of Barcelona.

Tina Maze...Slovenia's Tina Maze speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's super-G, at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Thursday, March 13, 2014.

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Slovenia’s Tina Maze speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women’s super-G, at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland Read more

A general view of the Arena da Amazonia

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Construction work at the Arena da Amazônia in Manaus, Brazil, venue of the 2014 World Cup, has been suspended after a worker died in an accident over the weekend

A base jumper glides through the hangar in a parachute at Tropical Islands in Brand, Germany, on November 29, 2013. From 29 November until 01 December, the best base jumpers are meeting at Tropical Islands for the Second Indoor Base World Cup with 60 jumpers from 16 countries.

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A base jumper glides through a hangar in a parachute at Tropical Islands in Brand, Germany, venue for the second Indoor Base World Cup. Sixty of the world’s best jumpers, from 16 countries, will be competing from November 29 to December 1.

Jordanian fans attend the World Cup play off first leg soccer match between Jordan and Uruguay at Amman International stadium in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.

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Jordanian fans attend the World Cup play-off first leg soccer match between Jordan and Uruguay at Amman International stadium in Amman, Jordan.