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Pele says protests may hurt World Cup

20 May 2014 Last updated at 04:20 BST

The Brazilian footballing great Pele says he fears the many protests in the country could hurt the World Cup.

Thousands of Brazilians have been taking to the streets to protest against the high costs of hosting of the tournament.

Pele said he sympathised with the demonstrators, adding that many foreigners could cancel their trips to the World Cup as a result.

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