With 10 days until the World Cup begins, Brazil was rushing on Monday to finish installing seats in stadiums and to deal with threats ranging from violent protests to dengue fever.
Aerial power brought Egyptians Al-Ahly a 2-0 win over Zambians Nkana this weekend as the CAF Confederation Cup group stage kicked off.
Luis Felipe Scolari has issued an ominous warning to Brazil`s competitors for next year`s World Cup by claiming his team are gradually reaching a standard befitting of the country`s reputation.
Brazils` two biggest cities on Wednesday rolled back transit fare hikes that had triggered massive protests as demonstrators clashed with police outside a Confederations Cup match.
The nationwide demonstrations, the most extensive since the unrest began 10 days ago, were relatively peaceful.
Day in Pics: 22nd December
Showbiz World - December 22, 2014
Sunny Leone with Mastizaade