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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the 2014 World Cup looming and host cities beginning to declare their stadiums fit for purpose, The Rio Times gained an exclusive insight into the consultancy firm called in to advise on the best way to maintain the pitches that will be center stage at football's most illustrious event.

The Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI), which liaised with FIFA on the pitches for the 2010 World Cup and UEFA for last year's European Championships, will be on . . .

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