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Rousseff, Blatter jeered at World Cup final

Rousseff and Blatter face jeers, whistles as Brazil, FIFA presidents present World Cup trophy
Posted on July 13, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 13, 2014 at 6:15 p.m.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA President Sepp Blatter have been jeered and whistled by spectators before they presented the trophy at the World Cup final.

Whistling noises were heard from the stands at the Maracana Stadium when they were shown on giant screens after Germany’s 1-0 win over Argentina.

Rousseff and Blatter jointly handed over the trophy to Germany captain Philipp Lahm.

The Brazil president attended just her second match of the tournament and was subjected to an insulting chant by spectators as the trophy was presented.

At the 18 World Cup matches Blatter has attended, he was rarely shown on giant screens inside stadiums.

Last year, Blatter and Rousseff were jeered while he made a speech at the opening ceremony for the Confederations Cup in Brasilia.




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 In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill. The state jobless rate has dropped for four straight months and is at its lowest point since October 2008. Illinois has lagged the country as a whole in its recovery from recession, and the state's unemployment rate has been among the worst in the country for months. Thursday's report provides signs that Illinois may be starting to catch up. Construction companies added 3,500 jobs in June, an increase of 1.8 percent. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Updated on July 20, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.
 Germany's Toni Kroos (18) rises above Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) to head the ball during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Updated on July 17, 2014 at 3:52 a.m.
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