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Plans to host the event are chaotic and the country is in no position to make use of the opportunities it will throw up, they warn
Manny Pacquiao scored a unanimous decision win over Timothy Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title on Saturday and avenge a highly controversial loss to the American in June 2012.
Facing strict criticism over the high (and seemingly escalating) cost of hosting the sporting event amid economic difficulties and a lack of sports infrastructure, Vietnam has decided to withdraw from the region’s largest sporting event, which would have made it the first Southeast Asian nation for 20 years to host the showpiece competition.
Becamex Binh Duong continued its recent streak by coming back to take a 5-2 home win over national cup holders Vissai Ninh Binh on Monday.
Soccer’s governing body will have to change the way it organizes World Cups after setbacks and potential last-minute problems at this year’s tournament in Brazil, FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke said.