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No divorce as Brazil, FIFA let bygones be bygones

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After a nasty public spat over lagging World Cup preparations, hosts Brazil and football's world governing body FIFA have let bygones be bygones and are vowing to work together to make the 2014 tournament a success. 

A man jogs next to graffiti on the wall of the Line 2-Maracana subway station, in Rio de Janeiro, on November 6, 2012. After a nasty public spat over lagging World Cup preparations, hosts Brazil and football's world governing body FIFA have let bygones be bygones and are vowing to work together to make the 2014 tournament a success.

"We are no longer fighting each other because it is pointless. Unlike a couple, FIFA and the Local Organizing Committee cannot divorce," FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke said in Rio, where he was attending Soccerx, the global football industry convention.

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