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Rio nixes naming Maracana for Pele after outcry

Rio nixes naming Maracana for Pele after outcry

Rio de Janeiro abandoned plans to rename its famous Maracana Stadium in tribute to Pele on Thursday after a widespread outcry from fans. The official proposal to give Pele's name to the ground that hosted the final of the 2014 World Cup and the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games was...

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