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SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil's tourism board says it has officially told FIFA and hotel operators to negotiate lowering prices during the 2014 World Cup.

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The request comes just days after a study showed that room rates will be up to 500 percent more expensive during the World Cup in some hotels offered by the FIFA-appointed agency MATCH Services.

The tourism board says MATCH and the hotels need to find a way to reverse the ``stratospheric increase'' of rates announced for the World Cup period next year.

MATCH said Tuesday it has not yet received the request, but would ``welcome any attempt the government would make to help us lower prices and would fully support such initiatives.''

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