World Cup Soccer: The Real Match Won't Be On The Field

With the games about to begin, two powerful forces are struggling to control professional soccer

The 16th World Cup opens in Paris on June 10, and France will be throwing a monthlong party. It has spent $1.5 billion to rebuild stadiums and construct new train lines for the more than 2.5 million fans expected to attend. And with a projected 37 billion TV viewers (cumulative), most of the planet will be watching.

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