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2014 World Cup

Editor's note: The Associated Press, in its report on WADA's suspension of the doping laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, said the decision is an embarrassment to Brazil, which is hosting the Olympic Games in August. Two years ago, a testing operation in Rio was shut down ahead of the 2014 World Cup. - Tom

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FIFA reports 1.01 billion viewers for 2014 World Cup final; tournament reached 3.2 billion total - @AP_Sports

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Photo: Brazilian soccer super fan Clovis Acosta Fernandes, who rose to global fame during Brazil's 7-1 World Cup semi-final loss to Germany (pictured), passes away at age 60 - @br_uk

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Report: FBI inquiry into FIFA corruption now includes 2014 World Cup in Brazil - @guardian_sport

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FIFA: Ethics committee investigating after executive committee members were given luxury watches at World Cup - @AP

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economic indicators

Brazil's economy falls into recession amid negative impact of World Cup; 'worrying slowdown' comes just a month before general election - @BBCWorld

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Soccer player Luis Suarez banned for biting

Luis Suarez's 4-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup upheld by Court of Arbitration for Sport - @AP

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Photo: Members of Germany's World Cup team celebrate their win in front of fans at their homecoming in Berlin - @DFB_Team_EN

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Video: Fans cheer as the victorious German World Cup team drives through Berlin's Mitte district - @berlinfraut on Vine

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Photo: Thousands gather at Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate to cheer World Cup winners - @NourAgha

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Photo: World Cup winning German team ride around Berlin in open-topped bus - @MarioGoetze

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Photo: Lufthansa flight crew pose with Germany's Manuel Neuer and World Cup aboard flight home from Brazil - @Manuel_Neuer

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Brazilian Football Confederation confirms Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as manager - @BBCBreaking

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Brazil's World Cup was the biggest social media event on record involving 350 million Facebook users worldwide, company says - @Reuters

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Police in Argentina arrest at least 30 after a World Cup celebration in Buenos Aires turns violent - @cnnbrk

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Reports: Brazil's World Cup head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned - @NBCSports

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Argentine riot police are firing tear gas and using water cannons to restrain youths vandalizing stores at a World Cup rally in Buenos Aires - @AP

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Photo: Argentine football supporters clash with police in Buenos Aires - @globovision

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The World Cup final generated 32.1 million tweets, and - at the close - a record 618,725 tweets per minute - @Twitter

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses with the World Cup champions - @DFB_Team

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