SAO PAULO - When Brazil first won the right to host the 2014 football World Cup, officials knew they would need a modern stadium with more than 65,000 seats in the country's biggest city. | Video
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MILAN - Three Ajax Amsterdam supporters were stabbed in Milan on Wednesday during fighting before the Champions League match against AC Milan and one is seriously hurt, Italian police said.
- South African Quinton de Kock became the fifth player in one-day international history to score centuries in three consecutive matches, but rain had the final say as the third one-dayer against India was abandoned in Pretoria on Wednesday.
- Wesley Sneijder ended a year of contrasting fortunes by scoring the winning goal against Juventus on Wednesday that propelled Galatasaray into the Champions League knockout stages.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil hope to face Eastern European and Central American opposition before next year's World Cup in a bid to familiarise themselves with styles similar to those of group rivals Croatia and Mexico, officials said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK - Russian gay rights advocates called for increased pressure on the International Olympic Committee ahead of the 2014 winter games in Sochi in light of Russia's anti-gay laws, telling a gathering on Wednesday that anti-gay violence is increasing.
World number one Magnus Carlsen toppled local favourite Viswanathan Anand in Chennai to add the world championship title to his already impressive resume on Friday.