World Cup rush leaves gaps in Brazil cell network


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  • Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio de Janeiro's legendary Maracanã stadium was in a frenzy. Brazil had trounced the Spanish world champions. Yet 73,000 football fans could scarcely send a text message to celebrate. 

The final of the 2013 Confederations Cup, a dress rehearsal for this year's World Cup, was a promising 3-0 victory for Brazil's national team but a bad omen for its cellphone network. 

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