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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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Brazilian police clash with protesters outside stadium

A group of demonstrators have clashed with police outside Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium while the Confederations Cup final between Brazil and Spain was getting under way.

Police used tear gas to disperse the protesters, who responded by hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails. One protesters carried a sign saying: "FIFA get out of here".

The demonstrations are the latest in the protest movement that has swept the country that was initially sparked by a transportation fare hike and has evolved to embrace a variety of social issues.

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