FRANKFURT - When soccer teams battle for the World Cup in Brazil next year, another fight for global supremacy will be played out on the pitches - between Adidas and Nike.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - - Hosts Brazil will get the ball rolling against Croatia, holders Spain face 2010 runners-up Netherlands and U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann is up against compatriots Germany after Friday's World Cup draw.
- Reaction following Friday's draw for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil:
COSTA DO SAUIPE - World Cup hosts Brazil might not admit it but they will already have one eye on the last 16 and a potential clash with holders Spain or Netherlands after a favorable draw on Friday.
BRASILIA - Brazil insists its airports will be ready for up to 600,000 foreign visitors during next year's World Cup, but an internal report said severe overcrowding and long flight delays are likely, with passenger traffic exceeding capacity by as much as 50 percent even if extensive renovations are finished on time.
MILAN - Rebel Telecom Italia investor Marco Fossati said on Thursday he was opposed to the enforced sale of the company's Brazilian mobile business, as demanded by a local regulator, arguing this would depress its multi-billion euro value.
BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's recent Cabinet shuffle has smoothed trade friction between South America's two largest economies and clears the way for a united proposal for free trade with the European Union, Brazilian Trade Minister Fernando Pimentel said on Thursday.
BRASILIA - Brazil antitrust watchdog Cade ruled on Wednesday that Spain's Telefonica SA must exit its direct and indirect stake in wireless carrier TIM Participações SA or seek a new partner for its Vivo mobile phone unit.
SAO PAULO/SANTIAGO - Billionaire Alvaro Saieh is close to finalizing a merger for Chile's CorpBanca SA , in which he holds a controlling stake, three sources told Reuters on Wednesday, with Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA and Brazil's Itau Unibanco Holding SA the frontrunners.
BRASILIA - A vote on a bill that would force Internet giants like Google and Facebook to keep Brazilians' information inside the country will be delayed until next year over disagreements about its content, a senior lawmaker told Reuters on Wednesday.
JOHANNESBURG - With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colors and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as a symbol of freedom, forgiveness and hope for the nation and the world. | Video
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