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June 10, 2014 6:47 PM

Scandal over award of World Cup to Qatar shadows soccer’s biggest event

The kickoff of the first game of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament Thursday in Brazil is supposed to begin a sort of global vacation, a month when people across the world forget about the complications of modern life and focus instead on the simplicity of what’s called “The Beautiful Game.”

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