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Brazil to probe FIFA in racism case ahead of World Cup draw [Brazil]

Author: Reuters, Published on: 2 December 2013

…A Sao Paulo state prosecutor has asked FIFA and the company it hired to organise Friday's draw [for the 2014 World Cup] to explain why it chose two white-skinned actors to present the televised show instead of two black-skinned actors…"I opened the investigation due to the suspicion of a crime of racism on the part of FIFA, or by the company they selected to organise the show, GEO Eventos," prosecutor Christiano Jorge Santos told Reuters…Santos asked FIFA, GEO Eventos, Veja and TV Globo, the broadcaster reported to have suggested the black couple…for more information about the choice. The GEO Eventos website was under maintenance and additional efforts to reach spokespeople at the company were unsuccessful…In a statement…FIFA said it "never vetoed anyone"…"FIFA's stance against any form of discrimination and racism which is even enshrined in our various regulations amongst others is well known," …

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Related companies: FIFA TV Globo