By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The Rio Times turns its gaze to Brazil's North-East this week, and the city of Recife - home to Santa Cruz, Sport Recife, and Náutico football clubs - in our series looking into the venues set to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Brazil's footballing production line produces fewer star players here than in the South, but . . .

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