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By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - World football's governing body, FIFA, has announced that Rio de Janeiro is to be the home of the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) during the 2014 World Cup. The city gained the prestigious honor over its two main rivals, São Paulo, Brazil's traditional economic stronghold, and Brasília, the nation's capital. In a statement, FIFA said Rio won the right due to its "quality of infrastructure" and "variety of accommodation".

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