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Blatter pledges $100m to Brazil

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has pledged to give at least $100 million from profits back to Brazil after protests over the high cost of staging the World Cup.

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Police control mass Brazil protest with teargas

Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Wednesday calling for a crackdown on corruption and better public services.

Riot police on horseback pass a burning car near the Mineirao Stadium Credit: Reuters

In Belo Horizonte 40,000 people gathered to demand better education and healthcare as Brazil's third-largest city hosted a Confederations Cup semi-final between Brazil and Uruguay - a warm-up for the 2014 World Cup.

Demonstrator is detained by policemen during a protest Credit: Reuters

Youths threw stones at police who used teargas to stop marchers just a mile from the stadium. A banner hung from a bridge read "FIFA go home".

Police fire tear gas near the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte Credit: Reuters

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