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Brazil gears up for World Cup but strike threat looms

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Global football leaders descend on Sao Paulo Tuesday amid tensions over subway workers' new threat to spoil Brazil's World Cup party by going on strike the day of the opening match. 

Striking subway workers and members of the MTST (Homeless Workers' Movement), protest in Sao Paulo on June 9, 2014

FIFA opens its 64th Congress under the cloud of a corruption scandal surrounding the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, which has drawn rebukes from some of the world football body's biggest sponsors.

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