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2014 FIFA World Cup

Rio de Janeiro gets UNESCO world heritage status

RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed the Marvelous City, officially entered the UN's list of world heritage sites Tuesday in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches. The UN cultural body, UNESCO, highlighted the "extraordinary fusion" of man-made and natural beauty in certifying Rio on the world heritage list during a ceremony held at the Christ the Redeemer statue. That blend has "created an urban landscape perceived to be of great beauty by many writers and travelers and one that…

2014 FIFA WC: Group stage to be concluded today

RIO DE JANEIRO: Group Round matches of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will conclude today, after the remaining four matches three more places in the Round of 16 still need to be decided, ARY News reported. In Group H, Belgium, who are through already, requires no more than a draw against Korea Republic to finish top.A draw would probably suffice for Algeria too, given their two-point lead over next opponents Russia and the Taeguk Warriors (Korean Republic). In contrast, (Russia) Fabio Capello's men will have to take risks in…

Jennifer Lopez will not perform at World Cup

American pop star Jennifer Lopez will not perform at the opening ceremony of 2014 FIFA World Cup with Cuban-American rapper Pitbull because of unspecified ‘production issues’, ARY News has learnt. According to FIFA officials, they received an email from singer's representatives stating “Regretfully, Jennifer Lopez will not be attending this year's World Cup opening ceremonies."The representative didn't give the reason why she wouldn't be joining the act. FIFA said in a news release Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte will sing…