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Brazillian sports minister not worried about World Cup protests
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SAO PAULO — Brazil's sports minister is not expecting waves of protests during theWorld Cup next year, saying the Brazilian people will be more interested in celebrating the tournament than complaining about its cost. Aldo Rebelo said Monday he doesn't think Brazil will face anti-government protests similar to those that took place during the Confederations Cup this year, when demonstrators used theWorld Cup warm-up event to attract attention to a wide range of causes. Among their complaints was the amount of money spent on the World Cup while millions of poor Brazilians continue to struggle.