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Soccerex cancelled due to Rio unrest

By Football News



Organisers of the Soccerex Global Convention have confirmed the upcoming event in Rio de Janeiro has been cancelled due to civil unrest.

The decision, made by the Rio de Janeiro State Secretary of Sport, was revealed by Soccerex on Tuesday and is likely to raise more questions over safety ahead of next year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Soccerex have notified the Rio State Government of their intention to initiate legal proceedings in order to seek compensation.